Maté: A risk factor for oral and oropharyngeal cancer

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Abstract

Maté is a tea-like beverage consumed mainly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern Brazil and to a lesser degree in other areas of the world such as Germany, Syria, Lebanon and Northern Israel. It is brewed from the dried leaves and stemlets of the perennial tree Ilex paraguarensis ("yerba mate") a species that belongs to the Aquifoliaceae family. Maté consumption has been associated with an increased rate of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. The purpose of this study is to review the literature and discuss the role of Maté consumption in the development of oral and oropharyngeal cancer and the potential carcinogenic mechanisms. A review of the relevant literature linking Maté consumption with oral and oropharyngeal cancer and the carcinogenicity of Maté was performed. The search was performed using Medline, library catalogues, OCLC first search and ISI web of science databases. Case control studies on Maté drinking populations and, in vivo and in vitro studies on the carcinogenicity of Maté were reviewed. The populations reviewed in many of these studies also used alcohol and tobacco products confounding the influence of Maté as an independent risk factor. There is evidence in the literature that Maté consumption is in itself carcinogenic and plays a role in the development of cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx. Although the exact mechanism of carcinogenesis is still unknown, available information suggests that Maté drinking should be considered one of the risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalOral Oncology
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2002

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Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Mouth Neoplasms
Aquifoliaceae
Drinking
Library Catalogs
Ilex paraguariensis
Ilex
Paraguay
Syria
Uruguay
Lebanon
Argentina
Beverages
Tea
Israel
Tobacco Products
Population
Germany
Brazil
Mouth

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  • Oral Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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In: Oral Oncology, Vol. 38, No. 7, 24.08.2002, p. 646-649.

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