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High-temperature beverages and foods and esophageal cancer risk--a systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19415743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coffee, tea and maté may cause esophageal cancer (EC) by causing thermal injury to the esophageal mucosa. If so, the risk of EC attributable to thermal injury could be large in populations in which these beverages are commonly consumed. In addition, these drinks may cause or prevent EC via their chemical constituents. Therefore, a large number of epidemiologic studies have investigated the association of an indicator of amount or temperature of use of these drinks or other hot foods and beverages with risk of EC. We conducted a systematic review of these studies and report the results for amount and temperature of use separately. By searching PubMed and the ISI, we found 59 eligible studies. For coffee and tea, there was little evidence for an association between amount of use and EC risk; however, the majority of studies showed an increased risk of EC associated with higher drinking temperature which was statistically significant in most of them. For maté drinking, the number of studies was limited, but they consistently showed that EC risk increased with both amount consumed and temperature, and these 2 were independent risk factors. For other hot foods and drinks, over half of the studies showed statistically significant increased risks of EC associated with higher temperature of intake. Overall, the available results strongly suggest that high-temperature beverage drinking increases the risk of EC. Future studies will require standardized strategies that allow for combining data and results should be reported by histological subtypes of EC.
Farhad Islami; Paolo Boffetta; Jian-Song Ren; Leah Pedoeim; Dara Khatib; Farin Kamangar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1097-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-524     Citation Subset:  IM    
Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / etiology
Age Factors
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology
Case-Control Studies
Esophageal Neoplasms / epidemiology,  etiology*
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Mucous Membrane / injuries
Odds Ratio
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coffee; 0/Tea

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