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Alcohol drinking and laryngeal cancer: overall and dose-risk relation-a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Moderate and heavy drinkers of alcohol are more likely to develop laryngeal cancer than non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

This study examined the effect of alcohol consumption on laryngeal cancer risk. Researchers conducted a systematic review on data and evidence extracted from 40 studies.

Researchers found out that regular intake of alcohol increased the likelihood of developing laryngeal cancer. While light drinking of alcohol was found to have little or no effect on laryngeal cancer risk, a 1.5 – 2.5 fold increase in laryngeal cancer odds was linked to moderate and heavy consumption of alcohol in this study. The findings of this meta-analysis indicate that moderate to heavy intake of alcohol may promote the development of cancerous cells and tumor in the larynx.

Research Summary Information

  • 2010
  • Islami F, Tramacere I, Rota M, Bagnardi V, Fedirko V, Scotti L, Garavello W, Jenab M, Corrao G, Straif K, Negri E, Boffetta P, La Vecchia C.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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