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Breast cancer and alcoholic-beverage consumption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6120284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relation between breast cancer and alcoholic-beverage consumption was evaluated in a case-control study of 1152 women with breast cancer and two groups of control women-519 with endometrial or ovarian cancer, and 2702 with non-malignant disorders. The relative-risk estimate of breast cancer, with allowance for all potential distorting factors, for women who had ever drunk alcoholic beverages relative to those who had never drunk was 1.4 (95% confidence interval, 1.0-2.0) when the comparison group was the group with endometrial or ovarian cancer and 1.9 (1.5-2.4) when the controls who had non-malignant disorders were the comparison group. The association was evident for beer, wine, and spirits. The association was not explained by any of the major known risk factors for breast cancer, but we had no information on dietary factors. The findings support the hypothesis that alcohol consumption, or related dietary factors, increases the risk of breast cancer.
L Rosenberg; D Slone; S Shapiro; D W Kaufman; S P Helmrich; O S Miettinen; P D Stolley; M Levy; N B Rosenshein; D Schottenfeld; R L Engle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-12     Completed Date:  1982-04-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcohol Drinking*
Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
Educational Status
Food Habits
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
223-76-3016//PHS HHS; N01-CP-71029/CP/NCI NIH HHS; N01-HD-6-2849/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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