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Coffee consumption and bladder cancer are linked, analysis shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1477 (Published 18 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1477
  1. Karl Gruber
  1. 1Perth

A long suspected link between coffee consumption and the development of bladder cancer has been confirmed by a new meta-analysis of 34 case-control and six cohort studies. The link was found to be stronger among males and non-smoking coffee drinkers.

Bladder cancer is a major health problem, being the most common type of cancer of the urinary tract and the ninth most common cancer among men, with nearly 330 000 new cases and 130 000 deaths reported worldwide every year.

Since the 1970s coffee consumption has …

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