Salivary acetaldehyde increase due to alcohol-containing mouthwash use: a risk factor for oral cancer.

@article{Lachenmeier2009SalivaryAI,
  title={Salivary acetaldehyde increase due to alcohol-containing mouthwash use: a risk factor for oral cancer.},
  author={Dirk W Lachenmeier and Szid{\"o}nia Gumbel-Mako and Eva-Maria Sohnius and Andrea Keck-Wilhelm and Evamaria Kratz and Gerd Mildau},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={730-5}
}
Increasing evidence suggests that acetaldehyde, the first and genotoxic metabolite of ethanol, mediates the carcinogenicity of alcoholic beverages. Ethanol is also contained in a number of ready-to-use mouthwashes typically between 5 and 27% vol. An increased risk of oral cancer has been discussed for users of such mouthwashes; however, epidemiological evidence had remained inconclusive. This study is the first to investigate acetaldehyde levels in saliva after use of alcohol-containing… CONTINUE READING

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