Alcohol intake and colorectal cancer: a pooled analysis of 8 cohort studies.

Alcohol consumption may increase colorectal cancer risk.

This study examined the correlation between alcohol intake and colorectal cancer risk. Researchers analyzed data obtained from 8 cohort studies conducted in 5 different countries located in Europe and North America. They discovered that frequent consumers of alcohol had higher chances of developing carcinoma of the rectum, proximal colon, and distal colon than non-consumers. The findings of this meta-analysis show that high consumption of alcohol may contribute positively to the development of colorectal cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2004
  • Cho E, Smith-Warner SA, Ritz J, van den Brandt PA, Colditz GA, Folsom AR, Freudenheim JL, Giovannucci E, Goldbohm RA, Graham S, Holmberg L, Kim DH, Malila N, Miller AB, Pietinen P, Rohan TE, Sellers TA, Speizer FE, Willett WC, Wolk A, Hunter DJ.
  • Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. eunyoung.cho@channing.harvard.edu
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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