Risk factors for oral and pharyngeal cancer in women: A study from Italy and Switzerland

C. Bosetti, E. Negri, S. Franceschi, E. Conti, F. Levi, F. Tomei, C. La Vecchia

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Abstract

We analysed two case-control studies of women from Italy and Switzerland, including 195 cases of oral and pharyngeal cancers and 1113 controls. The multivariate odds ratio was 4.6 for heavy smokers and 2.7 for high alcohol intake. Vegetables, fruit, β-carotene and wholegrain foods were inversely, butter and retinol directly, related to risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume82
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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