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No difference between red wine or white wine consumption and breast cancer risk.

Newcomb, Polly A and Nichols, Hazel B and Beasley, Jeannette M and Egan, Kathleen and Titus-Ernstoff, Linda and Hampton, John M and Trentham-Dietz, Amy (2009) No difference between red wine or white wine consumption and breast cancer risk. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 18 (3). pp. 1007-1010. ISSN 1055-9965

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Epidemiologic studies have reported an increased risk of breast cancer among women who drink alcohol, including wine (1, 2) Two meta-analyses estimated a ∼10% [95% confidence interval (CI), 5-15%] increased risk of breast cancer with each additional 10 grams (∼1 drink) of alcohol/day regardless of beverage type (3, 4). Few studies have evaluated breast cancer risk separately for red and white wine (5-8). There is some evidence of beneficial health effects of red wine from laboratory (9) and epidemiologic studies of heart disease (10) and prostate cancer (11, 12). We evaluated overall alcohol as well as red and white wine consumption to examine beverage-specific effects on breast cancer.

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DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0801
PubMed ID: 19273487
PMCID: PMC2710299
Grant Numbers: R01 CA047147-17, R01 CA047305-12, R01 CA069664-04
Keywords or MeSH Headings: * Adult * Aged * Alcoholic Beverages * Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology* * Case-Control Studies * Female * Humans * Massachusetts/epidemiology * Middle Aged * New Hampshire/epidemiology * Wine* * Wisconsin/epidemiology
Subjects: Diseases > Solid tumors > Breast cancer
Health Care > Risk and Preventive Health Services > Diet
Research Methodologies > Epidemiology
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2009 23:10
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2012 14:42

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