HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Stove improvements associated with reduced lung cancer risk in China

Switching from unvented to vented stoves that burn smoky coal appears to have decreased the risk of lung cancer among farmers in rural China, a new study suggests. The findings appear in the June 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Such stove improvement may benefit the health of people in other developing countries as well, conclude Qing Lan, M.D., Ph.D., of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine and the National Cancer Institute, and Robert S. Chapman, M.D, M.P.H., of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and their colleagues.

Household cooking and heating using unvented indoor stoves is a common practice in developing countries. This often involves burning coal or wood and can produce high levels of indoor air pollutiona risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases.

Past studies have shown that stove improvements such as installing chimneys can substantially reduce indoor air pollution. However, it has not been clear whether such reduction is associated with a reduced risk of lung disease.

In this retrospective study of 21,232 farmers in Xuanwei, China, the authors compared the incidence of lung cancer among 17,184 farmers who switched from unvented firepits or stoves to stoves with chimneys with the incidence of lung cancer among 4,048 farmers who continued to use unvented firepits or stoves. Tobacco smoking and frequency of cooking were similar in both groups.

The authors found that levels of indoor air pollution created by vented burning were less than 35% of levels created by unvented burning. After adjusting for factors such as tobacco smoking and duration of cooking, the authors found that changing from unvented to vented stoves was associated with a 41% reduction in lung cancer risk in men, and a 46% reduction in lung cancer risk in women.

The authors conclude that changing from unvented burning to stoves with chimneys was strongly associated with a reduction in
'"/>

Contact: Linda Wang
jncimedia@oupjournals.org
301-841-1287
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
4-Jun-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New study finds significant improvements in pelvic pain, depression after hysterectomy
2. New study demonstrates significant and sustained improvements in BPH symptoms with AVODART ™
3. Visceral fat loss after dieting is not necessarily responsible for disease risk improvements
4. Rapid improvements in lower back care possible
5. Hormone therapy doesnt slow heart disease, despite improvements in cholesterol
6. Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
7. Depression may explain higher risk of heart attack associated with antidepressants
8. Current daily smoking may be associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts
9. Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality
10. Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer risk
11. COX-2 inhibitors associated with blood pressure elevation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Stove improvements associated with reduced lung cancer risk China

(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 “ iCareTech ” ... Report, which takes a look at the latest and coolest ... NewsWatch special reporter and technology expert, conducted the review and ... band that’s dedicated to the medical and health fields. , ... of conversation over the past couple of years. Well, at ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... On March 11, 2015, Elle Magazine, in an article ... new treatment options for dealing with stubborn, unwanted fat. Two ... product. The other three technologies use devices to deliver ultrasound ... cold ( CoolSculpting ) to kill fat cells. (see: goo.gl/NmaB4q) ... to permanently remove unwanted fat," says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... March 30, 2015 Healthy, radiant skin ... Pharmacy. The staff of pharmacists is specially trained and ... like acne, eczema and other conditions. , Most people ... patient’s dermatologist and/or PCP to tackle most skin conditions ... Pharmacy has employed specialty-trained pharmacists who have experience in ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... Innovaacom, a leading provider of medical ... it is expanding its services into Asia in 2015. ... the world comes at a time when Asia’s strengthening ... better healthcare. A rapidly growing aging population and changing ... in medicine in Asia. “We are excited to be ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 ... and other neurological diseases plays an important role in ... led by scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine ... , Neurological diseases have long been associated with inflammation, ... that occurs when immune cells home in to attack ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:World’s First Medical Intelligent Band was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2Health News:UltraShape and CoolSculpting: Two New Fat-Busting Technologies 2Health News:MedX Pharmacy Offers Skin Care Tips 2Health News:Innovaacom Expands Services and Medical Education Programs into Asia 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection 3
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015  EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTC-PINK: EPGL) In ... opened negotiations with CooperVision, Inc. at $1.1 billion ... ophthalmic technologies. As previously disclosed publicly, CooperVision, Inc. ... contact lens technologies, which has led to several ... industry experts that just one of these newly ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... AUSTIN, Texas , March 30, 2015 ... highlight the My Diabetes Emergency Plan at the 2015 ... encourage you to be prepared to manage your #diabetes ... of Endocrinology (ACE) – the charitable, educational and scientific ... – has joined forces with Lilly Diabetes to share ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 26, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Computer Aided ... report to their offering. Annual estimates ... through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is ... are derived from primary and secondary research. Company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CooperVision, Inc. Seeks Intermediary as EP Global Communications, Inc., Opens Negotiations at $1.1B 2CooperVision, Inc. Seeks Intermediary as EP Global Communications, Inc., Opens Negotiations at $1.1B 3Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 2Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 3Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 4Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 2Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 3Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 4
Cached News: