The Danish case-control study of cutaneous malignant melanoma. IV. No association with nutritional factors, alcohol, smoking or hair dyes

Int J Cancer. 1988 Dec 15;42(6):825-8. doi: 10.1002/ijc.2910420604.


In a population-based case-control study from East Denmark including 474 cases with cutaneous malignant melanoma and 926 controls we evaluated the influence of diet, alcohol, smoking, bathing habits and hair dyes on the risk of this cancer. Patients with lentigo maligna melanoma were not included. We observed no effect of dietary factors on risk of melanoma. No association was found between risk of melanoma and alcohol intake, tobacco smoking, bathing habits or hair dye use.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Hair Dyes / adverse effects*
  • Hair Preparations / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / etiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Smoking / adverse effects*


  • Hair Dyes
  • Hair Preparations