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ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do drinking and smoking really help prevent multiple meyloma?

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do drinking and smoking really help prevent multiple meyloma?

This is the craziest multiple myeloma related article I have ever read!

So let’s get this straight:  If you smoke and drink regularly, you have a 30% less chance of developing myeloma?  Are you kidding me?

Read excerpts from this online article in medpage TODAY.com:

Liquor, Smoking Linked To Multiple Myeloma Risk – By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

BOSTON — The combination of smoking and drinking appeared to reduce the risk of multiple myeloma, with most of the effect coming from alcohol consumption, according to pooled data from 15 case-control studies.

As compared with people who neither smoked nor drank alcohol, people who did both had a 30% lower odds for myeloma. Separate analysis of each behavior showed a significant effect of alcohol consumption compared with never-drinkers and a nonsignificant trend toward lower risk for ever- versus never-smokers.

Neither dose nor duration of alcohol consumption and smoking affected the results, as reported here at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting…

It appears drinking makes the biggest difference, especially among males:

Male drinkers had a 25% lower odds for myeloma as compared with nondrinker…  Female drinkers had a nonsignificant 12% lower risk of myeloma.

This appears to be a reputable study with an extremely large sample size which included over 4000 myeloma patients and a control group of over 18,000 people.

Read all about it by CLICKING HERE.

Since it’s too late for many of you reading this post, my only question is:

Does drinking (a lot) help slow multiple myeloma down?

A guy can dream, can’t he?

Feel good, kick-back–have a drink–and keep smiling!  Pat