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Shelley S. Tworoger, Dorota M. Gertig, Margaret A. Gates, Jonathan L. Hecht and Susan E. Hankinson Caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and the risk of incident epithelial ovarian cancer Cancer 112

Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23275

The modifiable risk factors for ovarian cancer were examined and it was found that cigarette smoking increased the risk only for mucinous ovarian tumors, whereas alcohol intake was not associated with risk. However, an inverse association was observed between caffeine intake and ovarian cancer risk, particularly in women not using hormones. This finding merits further study.

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