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Alcohol and cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective Indian studies

Alcohol use may lead to the development of cancer.

This study investigated the alcohol-cancer connection hypothesis using a meta-analytic approach. Researchers pooled data obtained from 29 studies conducted in India. 

Data analysis revealed that regular drinking of alcohol drove up an individual's odds of developing cancer significantly. "The result from our meta-analysis supports our hypothesis that alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer, implying immediate cessation of the habit for cancer risk reduction," the study concluded.

Research Summary Information

  • 2020
  • Hitesh Rajendra Singhavi, Arjun Singh, Atanu Bhattacharjee, Sanjay Talole, Rajesh Dikshit, Pankaj Chaturvedi
  • Fellow, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Fellow, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Assitant Professor, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Scientific Officer-E, Section of Biostatistics, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Director, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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