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Lifetime alcohol consumption and upper aero-digestive tract cancer risk in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study.

Lifetime consumption of alcohol may spur the development of cancerous cells and tumors in the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, and oral cavity.

​This study investigated the link between long-term consumption of alcohol and the probability of developing cancer in organs of the upper aero-digestive tract (UADT), such as the larynx, pharynx, esophagus, and oral cavity. Researchers compared the level of alcohol drinking with the rate of occurrence of upper aero-digestive tract cancers. 

Researchers noted that the risk of having cancer of the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, and oral cavity rose as the rate and duration of alcohol consumption increased. The authors concluded that "limiting alcohol intake from early adulthood may reduce UADT cancer risk."

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Jayasekara H, MacInnis RJ, Hodge AM, Hopper JL, Giles GG, Room R, English DR.
  • Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia. harindra_jaya@yahoo.com. Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia. Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia. Centre for Health and Society, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia. Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, 54-62 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3065, Australia. Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University, 106 91, Stockholm, Sweden.
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