smoking and alcohol consumption are generally thought to be contributory causes of cancer in Barrett's Oesophagus (CBO). However, until now no population based studies have been performed. A unique opportunity for such a study was afforded by the finding of a high prevalence of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) amongst intellectually disabled individuals (IDI) in residential care who do not smoke or drink alcohol.

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Journal European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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Bühmer, C.J.M, Hop, W.C.J, Meuwissen, S.G.M, & van Blankenstein, M. (1998). The role of alcohol and smoking in the aetiology of carcinoma of Barrett’ oesophagus: An exercise in serendipity. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 10(12). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/100920


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