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Type of wine and risk of lung cancer: a case-control study in Spain
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    Author's comments: Could exposure to passive smoke vary with wine consumption?
    • Alberto Ruano-Ravina, Professor of Epidemiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Adolfo Figueiras, Juan M Barros-Dios

    Dear Editor

    We agree with Dr Anderson in that patterns of alcohol consumption may vary amongst social class. Nevertheless, in our investigation, most of the people were of low-middle social class. In Spain it is possible that, independently of the economic position, people can have the same access to alcohol since it can be obtained at various prices (from 1€ per bottle to 20€ or more for red wine). The same is...

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    Could exposure to passive smoke vary with wine consumption?

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the article by Ruano-Ravina et al. Several studies have suggested a relationship between alcohol intake and lung cancer prevalence but existing literature is contradictory. This paper offers an explanation, suggesting that the type of wine, and more specifically whether it is red or white, determines whether the effect is protective or detrimental. There is evidence tha...

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