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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jan 15, 2024; 16(1): 182-196
Published online Jan 15, 2024. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v16.i1.182
Colorectal cancer’s burden attributable to a diet high in processed meat in the Belt and Road Initiative countries
Gu Liu, Chang-Min Li, Fei Xie, Qi-Lai Li, Liang-Yan Liao, Wen-Jun Jiang, Xiao-Pan Li, Guan-Ming Lu
Gu Liu, Chang-Min Li, Guan-Ming Lu, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province, China
Gu Liu, Fei Xie, Qi-Lai Li, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Chenzhou Third People’s Hospital, Chenzhou 423000, Hunan Province, China
Chang-Min Li, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Chenzhou First People’s Hospital and the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiangnan University, Chenzhou, 423000 Hunan Province, China
Liang-Yan Liao, Wen-Jun Jiang, Guan-Ming Lu, Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise 533000, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Xiao-Pan Li, Department of Health Management Center, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
Co-first authors: Gu Liu and Chang-Min Li.
Co-corresponding authors: Xiao-Pan Li and Guan-Ming Lu.
Author contributions: Li XP and Lu GM conceived and designed the study; Liu G and Li XP collected and assessed the data; Lu CM, Xie F, Li QL, Liao LY, Jiang WJ and Li XP analyzed the data; Lu GM, Liu G and Li CM provided advice and consultation; Liu G, Li XP and Lu CM wrote the manuscript; Liu G and Li XP worked together to finalize the submission; Lu GM provided the fund support; Liu G and Li CM have contributed equally to this work being the co-first authors, Lu GM and Li XP are the co-corresponding authors; all authors contributed to the article and approved the submitted version.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 82260532, and No. 32060208.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors of this manuscript having no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Pan Li, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Management Center, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, No. 180 Fenlin Road, Shanghai 200032, China.
Received: October 1, 2023
Peer-review started: October 1, 2023
First decision: October 18, 2023
Revised: October 20, 2023
Accepted: December 11, 2023
Article in press: December 11, 2023
Published online: January 15, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: This article analyzes the burden diet high in processed colorectal cancer attributable to a diet high in processed meat (DHPM-CRC) from the perspective of the organization of “B and R” countries with long-term political and economic ties. It focuses on the burden of DHPM-CRC through the strong horizontal link of trade and analyzes the differences between countries and their respective social development indexs (SDIs) via the vertical sharing of experience between countries with different SDI levels. The study explores the potential benefits of controlling the quantity and quality of DHPM with regard to deepening regional cooperation and high-quality trade development, thus advancing the initiative of a community of shared destiny in the field of health.