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Researcher A conducts a case-control study to explore the
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Researcher A conducts a case-control study to explore the relation between consumption of fruits and vegetables and the risk of endometrial cancer. The results of the study indicate a lower risk of cancer with fruit and vegetable consumption than without.

Researcher B conducts a cross-sectional study to explore the relation between consumption of fruits and vegetables and the risk of prostate cancer. The results of the study indicate a higher risk of cancer with fruit and vegetable consumption than without.

From the information provided, what do these two studies tell you about the risk of cancer? Share your thoughts and opinions on each study in terms of study design, demographics, and the additional information needed to arrive at a conclusion.

Justify your response using examples and reasoning.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Drawn conclusions based on the results of the two studies.
  • Provided an opinion on each study in terms of design and demographics and additional information needed to arrive at a conclusion.
  • References used no more than 5 years old. 
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