Tobacco smoking and gastric cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population.

Tobacco smokers may have a high tendency to develop stomach cancer.

This study evaluated the association between tobacco smoking and the incidence of gastric (stomach) cancer in Japanese men and women. Researchers conducted a meticulous meta-analysis on data and evidence obtained from 10 cohort and 16 case-control studies. They found out that tobacco smoking increased gastric cancer development risk in both men and women. The results of this meta-analysis provide further evidence to support the hypothesis that tobacco smoking may accelerate the development of cancerous cells in the stomach.

Research Summary Information

  • 2006
  • Nishino Y, Inoue M, Tsuji I, Wakai K, Nagata C, Mizoue T, Tanaka K, Tsugane S; Research Group for the Development and Evaluation of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Japan.
  • Division of Epidemiology, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori, Miyagi, 981-1293, Japan.
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  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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