Cancer

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Thoracic Cancer

Authors

Yanjie Zhao, Lin Zhao, Zhiping Hu, Jiangping Wu, Jun Li, Chenxu Qu, Yongming He

Methods

Esophageal cancer is ranked as the top 10th malignancy in China. This was a case-control study which compared the number of esophageal cancer cases (n=222) to the number of normal cases or controls (n=222). Authors used logistic regression to estimate the risk of esophageal cancer with peanut consumption.

Key Findings

Peanut consumption 1-3 times per week reduced esophageal cancer risk by 38%, while consumption 4 times or more per week lowered risk by 70%.