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Alcohol consumption and risk of cancer: a systematic literature review.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2013; 14(9):4965-72AP

Abstract

This study aimed to discuss the consumption of alcohol as a risk factor for major cancers. We performed a search in the PubMed database, using the following inclusion criteria: meta-analysis published in English in the last 10 years that addressed the relationship between alcohol and the risk of developing cancer. The results indicate that moderate to heavy consumption of alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, stomach, larynx, colorectum, central nervous system, pancreas, breast and prostate. This review did not find any association between alcohol consumption and an increased risk of cancers of the lung, bladder, endometrium and ovary. It was also observed that alcohol consumption may be inversely related to thyroid cancer. Our systematic review has confirmed consumption of alcohol as a risk factor for the development of several types of cancer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Cancer Institute (INCA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil E-mail :lthuler@inca.gov.br.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24175760

Citation

de Menezes, Raquel Ferreira, et al. "Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Cancer: a Systematic Literature Review." Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention : APJCP, vol. 14, no. 9, 2013, pp. 4965-72.
de Menezes RF, Bergmann A, Thuler LC. Alcohol consumption and risk of cancer: a systematic literature review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(9):4965-72.
de Menezes, R. F., Bergmann, A., & Thuler, L. C. (2013). Alcohol consumption and risk of cancer: a systematic literature review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention : APJCP, 14(9), pp. 4965-72.
de Menezes RF, Bergmann A, Thuler LC. Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Cancer: a Systematic Literature Review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(9):4965-72. PubMed PMID: 24175760.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol consumption and risk of cancer: a systematic literature review. AU - de Menezes,Raquel Ferreira, AU - Bergmann,Anke, AU - Thuler,Luiz Claudio Santos, PY - 2013/11/2/entrez PY - 2013/11/2/pubmed PY - 2015/1/1/medline SP - 4965 EP - 72 JF - Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP JO - Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. VL - 14 IS - 9 N2 - This study aimed to discuss the consumption of alcohol as a risk factor for major cancers. We performed a search in the PubMed database, using the following inclusion criteria: meta-analysis published in English in the last 10 years that addressed the relationship between alcohol and the risk of developing cancer. The results indicate that moderate to heavy consumption of alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, stomach, larynx, colorectum, central nervous system, pancreas, breast and prostate. This review did not find any association between alcohol consumption and an increased risk of cancers of the lung, bladder, endometrium and ovary. It was also observed that alcohol consumption may be inversely related to thyroid cancer. Our systematic review has confirmed consumption of alcohol as a risk factor for the development of several types of cancer. SN - 2476-762X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24175760/Alcohol_consumption_and_risk_of_cancer:_a_systematic_literature_review_ L2 - http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:24175760&key=2013.14.9.4965 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -