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NCI study reanalysis notes "weak, nonspecific association" with oropharyngeal cancer.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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NCI MOUTHWASH STUDY REANALYSIS CONCLUDES "WEAK, NON-SPECIFIC ASSOCIATION" between alcohol-containing mouth-washes and oral cancer, Philip Cole, MD, University of Alabama School of Public Health, told the Dental Products Plaque Subcommittee June 6. Cole's reanalysis of the 1991 National Cancer Institute study on the link between mouthwash and cancer found "a weak, internally and externally inconsistent, non-specific association probably due to some combination of selection and reporting biases and residual confounding," he said.
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