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

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 or 202-434-2583.

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