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Wine Drinking and Risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma among Men in the United States: A Population-based Case-Control Study

Nathaniel C. Briggs, Robert S. Levine, Linda D. Bobo, William P. Haliburton, Edward A. Brann and Charles H. Hennekens

in American Journal of Epidemiology

Published on behalf of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Volume 156, issue 5, pages 454-462
Published in print September 2002 | ISSN: 0002-9262
Published online September 2002 | e-ISSN: 1476-6256 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwf058
Wine Drinking and Risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma among Men in the United States: A Population-based Case-Control Study

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The relation between wine consumption and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) was investigated using data from the Selected Cancers Study. Cases (n = 960) were men aged 32–60 years diagnosed with NHL from 1984 to 1988 and identified from eight US population-based cancer registries. Controls (n = 1,717) were men recruited by random digit dialing and frequency matched to cases by age and registry. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals adjusted for age, registry, race/ethnicity, education, and smoking. Odds ratios for men who consumed less than one and those who consumed one or more wine drinks per day were 0.8 (95% confidence interval: 0.5, 1.3) and 0.4 (95% confidence interval: 0.2, 0.9) compared with nondrinkers, respectively (p for trend = 0.02). Among wine drinkers who consumed alcohol beverages from ages 16 years or less, odds ratios for intakes of less than one and one or more wine drinks per day were 0.4 (95% confidence interval: 0.2, 0.97) and 0.3 (95% confidence interval: 0.1, 0.8), respectively (p for trend = 0.004). No associations were evident for beer or spirits. These data show that consumption of wine, but not of beer or spirits, is associated with a reduced NHL risk.

Keywords: alcohol drinking; alcoholic beverages; epidemiologic factors; lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s; preventive medicine; public health; risk factors; wine; Abbreviations: AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; NHL, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; NLAES, National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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