No significant effects of smoking or alcohol consumption on risk of Barrett's esophagus.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Digestive diseases and sciences, Volume 59, Issue 1, p.108-16 (2014)


2014, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Barrett Esophagus, Case-Control Studies, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Female, Humans, Male, March 2014, Middle Aged, Public Health Sciences Division, Smoking, Texas


Smoking, but not higher alcohol consumption, is associated with increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and progression from Barrett's esophagus (BE) to EAC. However, it is still unclear whether smoking or alcohol is implicated in the development of BE.