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Alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011; 20(1):125-33.AP

Abstract

Epidemiologic findings are inconsistent concerning the association of endometrial cancer risk with alcohol consumption. Therefore, we conduct a meta-analysis of studies that assessed the association of alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer. A systematic literature search up to April 2010 was performed in MEDLINE and EMBASE, and study-specific risk estimates were pooled using a random-effects model. In the present study, six prospective and 14 case-control studies were included. Alcohol intake was not significantly associated with the risk of endometrial cancer among prospective studies (relative risk (RR): 1.04; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.91-1.18) or among case-control studies (odds ratio (OR): 0.89; 95% CI: 0.76-1.05). However evidence from the results of our stratified analyses revealed that increased risk of endometrial cancer was associated with liquor consumption (RR: 1.22; 95% CI: 1.03-1.45) but null association with wine and beer consumption. In conclusion, alcohol consumption is not associated with the risk of endometrial cancer. Future studies should also examine whether the relation varies according to different type of alcoholic beverages.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pharmacy, the Affiliated Wuxi Hospital for Maternal and Child Health Care of Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu 214002, China. qingminsun@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21393120

Citation

Sun, Qingmin, et al. "Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Endometrial Cancer: a Meta-analysis." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 20, no. 1, 2011, pp. 125-33.
Sun Q, Xu L, Zhou B, et al. Alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(1):125-33.
Sun, Q., Xu, L., Zhou, B., Wang, Y., Jing, Y., & Wang, B. (2011). Alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(1), 125-33.
Sun Q, et al. Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Endometrial Cancer: a Meta-analysis. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(1):125-33. PubMed PMID: 21393120.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis. AU - Sun,Qingmin, AU - Xu,Linlin, AU - Zhou,Bo, AU - Wang,You, AU - Jing,Yali, AU - Wang,Bin, PY - 2011/3/12/entrez PY - 2011/3/12/pubmed PY - 2011/5/6/medline SP - 125 EP - 33 JF - Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition JO - Asia Pac J Clin Nutr VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - Epidemiologic findings are inconsistent concerning the association of endometrial cancer risk with alcohol consumption. Therefore, we conduct a meta-analysis of studies that assessed the association of alcohol consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer. A systematic literature search up to April 2010 was performed in MEDLINE and EMBASE, and study-specific risk estimates were pooled using a random-effects model. In the present study, six prospective and 14 case-control studies were included. Alcohol intake was not significantly associated with the risk of endometrial cancer among prospective studies (relative risk (RR): 1.04; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.91-1.18) or among case-control studies (odds ratio (OR): 0.89; 95% CI: 0.76-1.05). However evidence from the results of our stratified analyses revealed that increased risk of endometrial cancer was associated with liquor consumption (RR: 1.22; 95% CI: 1.03-1.45) but null association with wine and beer consumption. In conclusion, alcohol consumption is not associated with the risk of endometrial cancer. Future studies should also examine whether the relation varies according to different type of alcoholic beverages. SN - 0964-7058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21393120/Alcohol_consumption_and_the_risk_of_endometrial_cancer:_a_meta_analysis_ L2 - http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/20/1/125.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -