30.stein.racelungcancer - Race May Be Factor In Lung Cancer...

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washingtonpost.com > Health Print This Article E - Mail This Article RSS NEWS FEEDS Top News Health What is RSS? | All RSS Feeds E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS ¼·µ à ¸Á Ǽµ±¹ º² ²È³²Á ¼²·¶¼·µ ¹²¶±· ¿¸ÀÁºÁ¸Ë½²Á½²¹¹¼·µ½Å Ì ¾²´½² ¹Á¿ ¹±² à ¸¾¾¸Ë¼·µÍ View a Sample and Sign Up Manage Your Newsletters Lean Plate Club Race May Be Factor In Lung Cancer Greater Risk Found For Blacks Who Smoke By Rob Stein Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 26, 2006; Page A12 Blacks are much more likely than whites to get lung cancer from smoking cigarettes, according to a large study that provides significant new evidence in the debate over whether race plays an important role in health. The eight-year study of more than 183,000 people found that blacks and ethnic Hawaiians are about 55 percent more likely than whites to develop lung cancer from light to moderate smoking. Japanese Americans and Latinos are about 50 percent less likely than whites, the researchers found. Although previous studies have indicated that smoking poses varying degrees of risk to people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, the size and sophistication of the study, being published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, make it the most convincing to date, the researchers said. "We observed quite striking differences," said Christopher A. Haiman of the University of Southern California, who led the study. "This suggests there are racial and ethnic differences in the smoking-related risk of lung cancer." The study rekindles a long-running and emotional debate about
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