[A Meta-analysis on tea drinking and the risk of lung cancer in Chinese population]

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Aug;33(8):857-61.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Objective: To examine the association between tea drinking and the risk of lung cancer in Chinese population.

Methods: All relevant published articles in Chinese and English literature database were identified. Meta-analysis was conducted. Combined odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to estimate the associations and dose-response relationship between tea drinking and the risk of lung cancer.

Results: Twelve studies were included. An inverse association with lung cancer was observed on tea drinkers when compared to non-tea drinkers (OR = 0.66, 95%CI: 0.49 - 0.89).

Conclusion: Tea drinking might serve as a protective factor on lung cancer in the Chinese population.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Drinking
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Tea*

Substances

  • Tea