Oesophageal cancer in women: Tobacco, alcohol, nutritional and hormonal factors

S. Gallus, C. Bosetti, S. Franceschi, F. Levi, L. Simonato, E. Negri, C. La Vecchia

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We analysed 3 case-control studies from Italy and Switzerland including 114 women with squamous cell oesophageal cancer and 425 controls. The multivariate odds ratio was 4.5 for heavy smoking and 5.4 for heavy alcohol drinking. Fruit intake, vegetable intake, oral contraceptive and HRT use were inversely related to oesophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 3 2001


  • Alcohol drinking
  • Case-control studies
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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