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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The Norwegian dietary guidelines and colorectal cancer survival (CRC-NORDIET) study: a food-based multicentre randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Primary adenocarsinoma colorectal cancer (ICD-10 C18-C20):
C18 Malignant neoplasm of colon
C18.0 Caecum
C18.1 Appendix
C18.2 Ascending colon
C18.3 Hepatic flexure
C18.4 Transverse colon
C18.5 Splenic flexure
C18.6 Descending colon
C18.7 Sigmoid colon (sigmoid (flexure)
C18.8 Overlapping lesion of colon
C18.9 Colon, unspecified
C19 Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction
C20 Malignant neoplasm of rectum
TNM stage I-III
Age 50–80 years old
Exclusion criteria Colorectal adenoma, carcinoid, abdominal carcinomatosis or sarcoma
Unable to read and understand Norwegian
Unable to perceive information and understand the intervention as such due to dementia or altered mental status
Unable to follow the dietary intervention due to medical/clinical conditions e.g. total parental nutrition, permanently institutionalized
Participation in another study in conflict with the intention of the CRC-NORDIET study