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Table 2 Frequency distribution of preference for foods with hot, neutral and cold characteristics (N = 404, %)

From: Relationship between Chinese medicine dietary patterns and the incidence of breast cancer in Chinese women in Hong Kong: a retrospective cross-sectional survey

Groups Food nature P value
Hot (warm) Neutral Cold (cool)
Controls 14 (6.9) 121 (59.9) 67 (33.2) <0.001*
Cases 53 (26.4) 103 (50.8) 46 (22.8)  
  1. The P value was <0.05, indicating a statistically significant between-group difference. The results showed a possible association between consumption of hot foods and a higher risk of breast cancer
  2. * P value was calculated by Chi square test