In the GeoLynch study we would like to learn more about the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the development of colorectal tumours among persons with Lynch syndrome.
Data from persons with Lynch syndrome who develop a tumour are compared to data from persons with Lynch syndrome who do not develop a tumour. By studying whether persons with tumours have a different dietary pattern or lifestyle than persons without tumours, we can investigate whether diet and lifestyle have affected the development of that tumour. The final purpose of the GeoLynch study is to be able to advise persons with Lynch syndrome about diet and lifestyle, so that these persons can do something to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
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