No link for tea, coffee intake with barrett's esophagus

No link for tea, coffee intake with barrett's esophagus
(HealthDay)—After adjustment for confounding variables there is no correlation between the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and tea or coffee consumption, according to a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Krishna C. Sajja, M.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues examined the correlation between tea/ and BE in a cross-sectional study among U.S. veterans. Three hundred ten patients with histologically confirmed BE were compared with 1,728 individuals with no endoscopic or of BE.

The researchers observed a statistically significant association between the risk of BE with consumption of coffee (odds ratio, 1.41; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.06 to 1.87) or tea (odds ratio, 1.34; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.05 to 1.71) in univariate models. However, after adjustment for confounders, including sex and race, there was no correlation between the risk of BE and consumption of coffee (adjusted odds ratio, 1.04; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.76 to 1.42) or tea (adjusted odds ratio, 1.11; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.85 to 1.44).

"These data do not support an association between consumption of coffee or tea and the risk of BE," the authors write. "It is unlikely that avoidance of or tea will protect against BE."


Explore further

Inverse link for coffee intake, cholecystectomy risk

More information: Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Copyright © 2016 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Citation: No link for tea, coffee intake with barrett's esophagus (2016, May 5) retrieved 20 June 2019 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-link-tea-coffee-intake-barrett.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
2 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more