Ethanol and breast cancer : an association that may be both confounded and causal.
We have examined the association of alcohol intake during various life periods, by beverage category, with breast cancer risk in Greece.
A hospital-based case-control study was performed in Athens, involving 820 women with breast cancer as well as 795 orthopedic patients and 753 healthy visitor controls.
Relative risk patterns were very similar with either control series, which were therefore combined to increase precision of the estimates.
Drinkers of beer were at significantly elevated risk for breast cancer [odds ratio (OR), 1.34 (95% confidence interval, 1.05-1.71) ]. However, drinkers of other alcoholic beverages were not at increased risk.
Among beer drinkers there was no dose-response, and drinkers of both beer and other beverages had a lower OR compared to drinkers of beer only.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Alcoolisme, Bière, Grèce, Europe, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Alcoholism, Beer, Greece, Europe, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Case control study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0605571
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.