Alcohol drinking and total cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population.

Moderate and heavy consumers of alcohol are much more prone to develop cancer than non-consumers of alcoholic drinks.

This study evaluated the relationship between alcohol consumption and total cancer risk. Researchers analyzed data extracted from 8 cohort studies.

Researchers observed that moderate and high intake of alcohol increased the risk of developing cancer. However, light drinking of alcohol was found to have little or no effect on total cancer risk. The results of this study show that moderate and heavy consumption of alcohol may increase an individual’s susceptibility to cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2007
  • Inoue M, Wakai K, Nagata C, Mizoue T, Tanaka K, Tsuji I, Tsugane S; Research Group for the Development and Evaluation of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Japan.
  • Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan. mnminoue@gan2.res.ncc.go.jp
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  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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