(HealthDay)—Alcohol consumption appears to be positively related to basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), in line with a evaluate and meta-analysis revealed on-line July 28 within the British Journal of Dermatology.
H. Yen, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues carried out a scientific literature search and meta-analysis to quantify the connection between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC). A complete of 13 case-control and cohort research have been included within the systematic evaluation, with 95,241 NMSC instances.
The researchers discovered that for each 10-g improve in ethanol consumption per day there was a positive correlation for BCC and cSCC (abstract relative dangers, 1.07 and 1.11, respectively). Evidence indicated a nonlinear correlation for BCC, though this might end result from sparse knowledge at greater ranges of alcohol intake.
“These results should be interpreted with caution due to potential residual confounding,” the authors write. “Nonetheless, because alcohol drinking is a prevalent and modifiable behavior, it could serve as an important public health target to reduce the global health burden of NMSC.”
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