Alcohol drinking and non-hodgkin lymphoma risk: A systematic review and a meta-analysis

I. Tramacere, C. Pelucchi, M. Bonifazi, V. Bagnardi, M. Rota, R. Bellocco, L. Scotti, F. Islami, G. Corrao, P. Boffetta, C. La vecchia, E. Negri

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Abstract

Background: Whether an association between alcohol drinking and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) risk exists is an open question. In order to provide quantification of the issue, we carried out a meta-analysis of published data. Methods: We identified 21 case-control and 8 cohort studies, including a total of 18 759 NHL cases. We derived meta-analytic estimates using random-effects models, taking into account correlation between estimates. Results: The overall relative risk (RR) of NHL for drinkers versus non-drinkers was 0.85 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.79-0.91]. Compared with non-drinkers, the pooled RRs were 0.88 for light (≤1 drink per day), 0.87 for moderate (1 to

Original languageEnglish
Article numbermds013
Pages (from-to)2791-2798
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Alcohol drinking
  • Dose-risk relation
  • Meta-analysis
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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    Tramacere, I., Pelucchi, C., Bonifazi, M., Bagnardi, V., Rota, M., Bellocco, R., Scotti, L., Islami, F., Corrao, G., Boffetta, P., La vecchia, C., & Negri, E. (2012). Alcohol drinking and non-hodgkin lymphoma risk: A systematic review and a meta-analysis. Annals of Oncology, 23(11), 2791-2798. [mds013]. https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mds013