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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Coffee and Pancreatic Cancer

Nomura AM, Stemmermann GN, Heilbrun LK.

Abstract:
Sir, - Dr. Kinlen and colleague (Feb 4, p 282) propose that the observed positive association of coffee intake with pancreatic cancer1 may be explained by transient hyperglycaemia and glycosuria which could lead to compensatory thirst. They found in their prospective study that the 4 cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed within a year of completing the questionnaire consumed more fluids, including coffee, than did the controls.

Lancet. 1984 April;323(8382):917 PMID: NONE



LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Coffee and Pancreatic Cancer

Nomura AM, Stemmermann GN, Heilbrun LK.

Abstract:
Sir, - Dr. Jick and Barbara Dinan (July 11, p. 92) report a lack of a positive association between coffee consumption and pancreatic cancer. Their case-control study was similar in design to the one by MacMahon et al.1 who found an increase in pancreatic cancer risk with incremental increase in coffee intake. Two groups of hospital controls were used in each study-namely, patients with other types of cancer and patients with non-cancerous conditions. These select groups may or may not be representative with respect to coffee intake of the population from which the cases were identified.

Lancet. 1981 Aug;318(8243):415. PMID: NONE

  
  
  
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