Alcohol and breast cancer: Update from an Italian case-control study

Carlo La Vecchia, Eva Negri, Fabio Parazzini, Peter Boyle, Monica Fasoli, Antonella Gentile, Silvia Franceschi

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The analysis of alcohol and breast cancer risk from an Italian case-control study of breast cancer has been updated to include a total of 2402 women with histologically confirmed breast cancer and 2220 controls with acute conditions unrelated to any of the established or potential risk factors for breast cancer, admitted to a network of teaching and general hospitals in the greater Milan area. Compared with non-drinkers, the estimated relative risk for ever drinkers was 1.4 (95% CI = 1.2-1.6). The multivariate risks were 1.3 for less than 1 drink (e.g. 10 g of ethanol) per day, 1.3 for 1

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711-1717
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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