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Impact of alcohol consumption on the risk of developing bladder cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

High consumption of alcohol may fuel the development of bladder cancer in males and among the Japanese.

This study assessed the alcohol-bladder cancer connection hypothesis using a meta-analytic approach. Researchers reviewed data and evidence obtained from a pool of 16 studies. 

Data analysis showed that heavy drinking of alcohol promoted the development of bladder cancer in men and in Japanese population. This study demonstrated that higher levels of alcohol consumption might be a risk factor for bladder cancer in men and in Japanese population.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, Takehiro Iwata, Beat Roth, Shoji Kimura, Romain Mathieu, Matteo Ferro, Shahrokh F Shariat, Christian Seitz
  • Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria. Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Targu Mures, Romania. Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Department of Urology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France. Division of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy. Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria. shahrokh.shariat@meduniwien.ac.at. Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA. shahrokh.shariat@meduniwien.ac.at. Department of Urology, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. shahrokh.shariat@meduniwien.ac.at. Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia. shahrokh.shariat@meduniwien.ac.at. Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA. shahrokh.shariat@meduniwien.ac.at.
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