Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer

Carlo La Vecchia, Renato Talamini, Adriano Decarli, Silvia Franceschi, Fabio Parazzini, Gianni Tognoni

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The relationship of breast cancer to coffee drinking habits was evaluated in a case-control study of 616 women with breast cancer and 616 control subjects with nonmalignant disorders, apparently unrelated to coffee consumption. Compared with women who had never drunk coffee, the relative risk estimates for those women who drank less than two, two or three, and four or more cups each day were 1.5, 1.3, and 1.0, respectively. There was no apparent association with duration of consumption or use of other methylxanthine-containing beverages. The results were not modified by several potential confounding factors, including the major risk factors for breast cancer. The findings suggest that coffee consumption does not increase the risk of malignant neoplasms of the breast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery
Volume100
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Vecchia, C. L., Talamini, R., Decarli, A., Franceschi, S., Parazzini, F., & Tognoni, G. (1986). Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer. Surgery, 100(3), 477-481.

Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer. / Vecchia, Carlo La; Talamini, Renato; Decarli, Adriano; Franceschi, Silvia; Parazzini, Fabio; Tognoni, Gianni.

In: Surgery, Vol. 100, No. 3, 1986, p. 477-481.

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Vecchia, CL, Talamini, R, Decarli, A, Franceschi, S, Parazzini, F & Tognoni, G 1986, 'Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer', Surgery, vol. 100, no. 3, pp. 477-481.
Vecchia CL, Talamini R, Decarli A, Franceschi S, Parazzini F, Tognoni G. Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer. Surgery. 1986;100(3):477-481.
Vecchia, Carlo La ; Talamini, Renato ; Decarli, Adriano ; Franceschi, Silvia ; Parazzini, Fabio ; Tognoni, Gianni. / Coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer. In: Surgery. 1986 ; Vol. 100, No. 3. pp. 477-481.
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