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Alcohol intake and risk of cancers of the colon and rectum.
Nutr Cancer. 1998; 30(3):213-9.NC

Abstract

The relationship between alcohol drinking (mainly wine) and risk of colon and rectal cancer was considered in a case-control study conducted between 1991 and 1996 in six Italian centers. Cases were 1,225 patients < 75 years of age with histologically confirmed cancer of the colon and 728 patients with cancer of the rectum; controls were 4,154 patients admitted to hospital for a wide spectrum of acute, nonneoplastic diseases. Compared with never drinkers, the odds ratios (OR) for current drinkers in the higher quintile of total alcohol intake (> 51.82 g ethanol/day) were 1.01 for colon cancer and 0.90 for rectal cancer, and those for ex-drinkers were 1.20 and 1.07, respectively. The OR for wine drinkers in the highest quartile of intake were 1.07 for colon cancer and 0.97 for rectal cancer. No association was found with duration of the habit, time since starting, or age at starting. Among ex-drinkers, no association appeared with time since stopping. No significant heterogeneity was found across strata of age at diagnosis, sex, education, smoking status, physical activity, family history of colorectal cancer, beta-carotene, vitamin C, coffee, total fiber and folate intake, and number of meals per day. No significant association appeared for various intestinal subsites.

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Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9631493

Citation

Tavani, A, et al. "Alcohol Intake and Risk of Cancers of the Colon and Rectum." Nutrition and Cancer, vol. 30, no. 3, 1998, pp. 213-9.
Tavani A, Ferraroni M, Mezzetti M, et al. Alcohol intake and risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. Nutr Cancer. 1998;30(3):213-9.
Tavani, A., Ferraroni, M., Mezzetti, M., Franceschi, S., Lo Re, A., & La Vecchia, C. (1998). Alcohol intake and risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. Nutrition and Cancer, 30(3), 213-9.
Tavani A, et al. Alcohol Intake and Risk of Cancers of the Colon and Rectum. Nutr Cancer. 1998;30(3):213-9. PubMed PMID: 9631493.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol intake and risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. AU - Tavani,A, AU - Ferraroni,M, AU - Mezzetti,M, AU - Franceschi,S, AU - Lo Re,A, AU - La Vecchia,C, PY - 1998/6/19/pubmed PY - 1998/6/19/medline PY - 1998/6/19/entrez SP - 213 EP - 9 JF - Nutrition and cancer JO - Nutr Cancer VL - 30 IS - 3 N2 - The relationship between alcohol drinking (mainly wine) and risk of colon and rectal cancer was considered in a case-control study conducted between 1991 and 1996 in six Italian centers. Cases were 1,225 patients < 75 years of age with histologically confirmed cancer of the colon and 728 patients with cancer of the rectum; controls were 4,154 patients admitted to hospital for a wide spectrum of acute, nonneoplastic diseases. Compared with never drinkers, the odds ratios (OR) for current drinkers in the higher quintile of total alcohol intake (> 51.82 g ethanol/day) were 1.01 for colon cancer and 0.90 for rectal cancer, and those for ex-drinkers were 1.20 and 1.07, respectively. The OR for wine drinkers in the highest quartile of intake were 1.07 for colon cancer and 0.97 for rectal cancer. No association was found with duration of the habit, time since starting, or age at starting. Among ex-drinkers, no association appeared with time since stopping. No significant heterogeneity was found across strata of age at diagnosis, sex, education, smoking status, physical activity, family history of colorectal cancer, beta-carotene, vitamin C, coffee, total fiber and folate intake, and number of meals per day. No significant association appeared for various intestinal subsites. SN - 0163-5581 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9631493/Alcohol_intake_and_risk_of_cancers_of_the_colon_and_rectum_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01635589809514666 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -