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Effects of stopping alcohol consumption on subsequent risk of esophageal cancer
Date:9/13/2012

Cancer of the oesophagus is becoming more common in Europe and North America. Around 7,800 people in the UK are diagnosed each year. The exact causes of this cancer aren't fully understood. It appears to be more common in people who have long-term acid reflux (backflow of stomach acid into the oesophagus). Other factors that can affect the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus include:

  • Gender It is more common in men than in women.
  • Age The risk of developing oesophageal cancer increases as we get older. It occurs most commonly in people over 45.
  • Smoking The longer a person smokes and the more tobacco they smoke, the greater the risk.
  • Alcohol Drinking a lot of alcohol over a long period of time increases your risk, especially if you smoke too.
  • Diet Having a diet low in fresh fruit and vegetables is linked to an increased risk of oesophageal cancer.
  • Obesity Being overweight is associated with a higher risk. This is thought to be because long-term acid reflux is more common in people who are overweight.

This paper looks at the effect of giving up alcohol on the risk of oesophageal cancer: it is based on 17 studies providing such information, 9 of which provided data for a meta-analysis. The authors conclude that an alcohol-related increased risk of oesophageal cancer is reversible following giving up alcohol, taking up to 16 years to return to the risk level for non-drinkers. The authors estimate that about one-half of the reduction in risk of cancer may occur within in a much shorter time, perhaps within about 4 or 5 years.

Forum reviewers considered this to be a well-done analysis. Forum members emphasized, as did the authors, a number of limitations of the study. Adjustments for smoking may not have been adequate: most upper aero-digestive cancers show a strong interaction between smoking and alcohol consumption in relation to cancer risk, (there is little effect of moderate alco
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Contact: R Curtis Ellison
ellison@bu.edu
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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