Data from 1,575 cases and 1,974 controls enrolled in 6 previously conducted case-control studies of diet and breast cancer have been analysed with respect to alcohol intake. There appears to be an absence of any association between consumption of up to 40 g of alcohol per day and risk of breast cancer, and a highly statistically significant and consistent elevated risk of breast cancer for drinkers of 40 g or more of alcohol per day, for whom the relative risk, as compared with that of non-drinkers, is 1.69 (95% confidence interval 1.19 to 2.40). This association is not due to confounding by a number of diet-related factors, including total calories, fat, fibre and vitamin C.

The association between alcohol and breast cancer risk: evidence from the combined analysis of six dietary case-control studies / G. Howe, T. Rohan, A. Decarli, J. Iscovich, J. Kaldor, K. Katsouyanni, E. Marubini, A. Miller, E. Riboli, P. Toniolo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER. - ISSN 0020-7136. - 47:5(1991 Mar 12), pp. 707-710.

The association between alcohol and breast cancer risk: evidence from the combined analysis of six dietary case-control studies

A. Decarli;E. Marubini;
1991-03-12

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Data from 1,575 cases and 1,974 controls enrolled in 6 previously conducted case-control studies of diet and breast cancer have been analysed with respect to alcohol intake. There appears to be an absence of any association between consumption of up to 40 g of alcohol per day and risk of breast cancer, and a highly statistically significant and consistent elevated risk of breast cancer for drinkers of 40 g or more of alcohol per day, for whom the relative risk, as compared with that of non-drinkers, is 1.69 (95% confidence interval 1.19 to 2.40). This association is not due to confounding by a number of diet-related factors, including total calories, fat, fibre and vitamin C.
Risk; Aged, 80 and over; Humans; Adult; Case-Control Studies; Breast Neoplasms; Aged; Middle Aged; Diet; Alcohol Drinking; Female
Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER
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