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Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an overall and dose-response meta-analysis of published studies.

Alcohol consumers are more likely to develop colorectal cancer than non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

This study examined the relationship between alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer development risk by meta-analysis. Twenty-seven cohort and thirty-four case-control studies were included in this meta-analysis. Researchers observed that colorectal cancer was widespread among consumers of alcoholic drinks. The results of this meta-analysis support the hypothesis that alcohol consumption is a huge contributing factor to the development of colorectal cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2011
  • Fedirko V, Tramacere I, Bagnardi V, Rota M, Scotti L, Islami F, Negri E, Straif K, Romieu I, La Vecchia C, Boffetta P, Jenab M.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. fedirkov@fellows.iarc.fr
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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