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Alcohol intake and risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Certain studies suggest that alcohol may reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in women, but the effect in men remains unclear.

METHODS

We analysed the association between alcohol and thyroid cancer in a large (n=490 159) prospective NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study with self-reported beer, wine, and liquor intakes.

RESULTS

Over 7.5 years of follow-up (median), 170 men and 200 women developed thyroid cancer. Overall, the thyroid cancer risk decreased with greater alcohol consumption (> or =2 drinks per day vs none, relative risk=0.57, 95% CI 0.36-0.89, P-trend=0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

These results suggest a potential protective role for alcohol consumption in thyroid cancer.

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    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6120Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, USA. meinholdc@mail.nih.gov

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    British journal of cancer 101:9 2009 Nov 03 pg 1630-4

    MeSH

    Aged
    Alcohol Drinking
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Prospective Studies
    Risk
    Thyroid Neoplasms

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    19862001

    Citation

    Meinhold, C L., et al. "Alcohol Intake and Risk of Thyroid Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study." British Journal of Cancer, vol. 101, no. 9, 2009, pp. 1630-4.
    Meinhold CL, Park Y, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, et al. Alcohol intake and risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2009;101(9):1630-4.
    Meinhold, C. L., Park, Y., Stolzenberg-Solomon, R. Z., Hollenbeck, A. R., Schatzkin, A., & Berrington de Gonzalez, A. (2009). Alcohol intake and risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. British Journal of Cancer, 101(9), pp. 1630-4. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605337.
    Meinhold CL, et al. Alcohol Intake and Risk of Thyroid Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2009 Nov 3;101(9):1630-4. PubMed PMID: 19862001.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol intake and risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. AU - Meinhold,C L, AU - Park,Y, AU - Stolzenberg-Solomon,R Z, AU - Hollenbeck,A R, AU - Schatzkin,A, AU - Berrington de Gonzalez,A, Y1 - 2009/09/29/ PY - 2009/10/29/entrez PY - 2009/10/29/pubmed PY - 2009/11/17/medline SP - 1630 EP - 4 JF - British journal of cancer JO - Br. J. Cancer VL - 101 IS - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: Certain studies suggest that alcohol may reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in women, but the effect in men remains unclear. METHODS: We analysed the association between alcohol and thyroid cancer in a large (n=490 159) prospective NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study with self-reported beer, wine, and liquor intakes. RESULTS: Over 7.5 years of follow-up (median), 170 men and 200 women developed thyroid cancer. Overall, the thyroid cancer risk decreased with greater alcohol consumption (> or =2 drinks per day vs none, relative risk=0.57, 95% CI 0.36-0.89, P-trend=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest a potential protective role for alcohol consumption in thyroid cancer. SN - 1532-1827 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19862001/full_citation L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6605337 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -