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A pooled analysis of alcohol intake and colorectal cancer.

Increased consumption of alcohol may elevate colorectal cancer risk.

This study evaluated the relation of alcohol intake to colorectal cancer development risk. Researchers systematically reviewed 22 case-control studies that examined alcohol consumption as a risk factor for cancers of the colon and rectum. They found out that generous intake of alcohol increased the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer. The findings of this review reveal that increased colorectal cancer risk is associated with regular drinking of alcohol.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Wang Y, Duan H, Yang H, Lin J.
  • Department of Surgery, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute Shenyang, China. Department of Epidemiology, Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, China. Institute of Public Health, University of California San Francisco, USA.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an ov...
Alcohol intake and colorectal cancer: a pooled ana...

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