Lifetime total and beverage specific - Alcohol intake and prostate cancer risk: A case-control study

Maddalena Barba, Susan E. McCann, Holger J. Schünemann, Saverio Stranges, Barbara Fuhrman, Sabino De Placido, Giuseppe Carruba, Jo L. Freudenheim, Maurizio Trevisan, Marcia Russell, Tom Nochajski, Paola Muti

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Abstract

Background: We investigated lifetime alcohol consumption and prostate cancer risk in a case-control study conducted in Buffalo, NY (1998-2001). Methods: The study included 88 men, aged 45 to 85 years with incident, histologically-confirmed prostate cancer and 272 controls. We conducted extensive in-person interviews regarding lifetime alcohol consumption and other epidemiologic data. Results: Prostate cancer risk was not associated with lifetime intake of total and beverage specific ethanol. In addition we found no association with number of drinks per day (average drinks per day over the lifetime) or drinks per drinking day (average drinks per day on drinking days only over the lifetime). However, we observed an inverse association with the total number of drinking years. Men in the lowest tertile of total drinking years had a two-fold prostate cancer risk than men in the highest tertile (OR 2.16, 95% CI 0.98-4.78, p for trend

Original languageEnglish
JournalNutrition Journal
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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