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This is the final version of the article from the Journal of International Medical Research, Volume 48, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 1-14

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Objective: To evaluate the correlation between interleukin 10 (IL-10) -1082A/G polymorphism (rs1800896) and breast cancers by performing a meta-analysis.

Methods: The Embase and Medline databases were searched through 1 September 2018 to identify qualified articles. Odds ratios (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were applied to evaluate associations.

Results: In total, 14 case-control studies, including 5320 cases and 5727 controls, were analyzed. We detected significant associations between the IL10 -1082 G/G genotype and risk of breast cancer (AA + AG vs. GG: OR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.80-0.97). Subgroup analyses confirmed a significant association in Caucasian populations (OR = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.80-0.99), in population-based case-control studies (OR = 0.87, 95% CI = 0.78-0.96), and in studies with ≥500 subjects (OR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.79-0.99) under the recessive model (AA + AG vs. GG). No associations were found in Asian populations.

Conclusions: The IL10 -1082A/G polymorphism is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The association between IL10 -1082 G/G genotype and increased risk of breast cancer is more significant in Caucasians, in population-based studies, and in larger studies.

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