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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Factors on Cancer Incidence: Alcohol Consumption

Lifestyle Factors | Alcohol

For a copy of these publications and others related to the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, visit the National Cancer Institute.

Alcohol and head and neck cancer risk in a prospective study
Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day is associated with increased risk of head and neck cancer in men and women. However, consumption of up to 1 drink per day may be associated with reduced risk relative to non-drinking, according to data from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. Among male and female drinkers, a significant dose-response relationship was found between alcohol consumption and cancer risk. However, non-drinkers showed an increased risk over moderate drinkers who consumed up to 1 alcoholic drink per day.

Further information about the study or individual reports may be obtained by contacting Nancy Wood of AARP at or 202-434-2583.

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