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Alcohol drinking and risk of renal cell carcinoma: the results of meta-analysis.

Regular drinking of alcohol may increase the renal cancer development risk.

This research work was carried out to determine the effect of alcohol consumption on renal (kidney) cancer risk. Researchers reviewed data obtained from 20 observational studies. They found out that subjects who regularly drank alcohol had high risk of developing renal cancer. The findings of this meta-analysis show that alcohol consumption may contribute positively to the development of cancerous cells in the kidney.

Research Summary Information

  • 2012
  • Bellocco R, Pasquali E, Rota M, Bagnardi V, Tramacere I, Scotti L, Pelucchi C, Boffetta P, Corrao G, La Vecchia C.
  • Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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