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Alcohol Intake and Colorectal Cancer Risk in the Multiethnic Cohort Study.

Alcohol consumption may increase the odds of acquiring colorectal cancer.

​This research work investigated the impact of alcohol intake on the incidence of colorectal cancer. A team of scientists monitored the alcohol consumption levels and rate of colorectal cancer diagnosis in a study population comprising of more than 190,000 black, Native Hawaiian, Japanese-American, Latino, and white persons residing in Hawaii and California. 

The research team observed a high prevalence of colorectal cancer among alcohol drinkers in all the different ethnic groups, except among the blacks. Evidence from this study show that fondness for alcohol might be a contributing factor to the high rates of colorectal cancer in the United States.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Park SY, Wilkens LR, Setiawan VW, Monroe KR, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L.
  • Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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