Cancer Sites | Lymphoma
For a copy of these publications and others related to the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, visit the National Cancer Institute.
Alcohol, Smoking and Body Size in Relation to Incident Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Risk
Alcohol consumption, smoking, and body size all play a role in lymphoma etiology. According to the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, which assessed these lifestyle factors in 285,079 men and 188,905 women ages 50-71:
- Compared with nondrinkers, alcohol consumers had a lower risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma overall and for its main subtypes
- Compared with never smokers, current smokers and recent quitters had higher risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma and lower risk of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Severe obesity and taller height were associated moderately with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Further information about the study or individual reports may be obtained by contacting Nancy Wood of AARP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-434-2583.