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Reidy, JT and Mchugh, EE and Stassen, LFA (2011) A review of the relationship between alcohol and oral cancer. Surgeon , 9 , (5) , pp. 278-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surge.2011.01.010.

This paper aims to review the current literature regarding the association between alcohol consumption and oral cancer. The authors have discussed the constituents of alcohol-containing beverages, the metabolism of ethanol and its effect on the oral microflora. The local and systemic carcinogenic effects of alcohol have been detailed. The beneficial effects of alcohol consumption on general health have also been considered.

A possible relationship between alcohol-containing mouthrinses and oral cancer has been suggested in the literature. The authors conclude that this relationship has not yet been firmly established. However, the use of alcohol-containing mouthrinses in high-risk populations should be restricted, pending the outcome of further research.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Review
Drug Type
Alcohol
Date
2011
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surge.2011.01.010
Page Range
pp. 278-283
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Volume
9
Number
5
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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