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Does Alcohol Use Affect Cancer Risk?

Regular drinking of alcohol may spur the development of different types of cancer.

​This study examined how alcohol consumption influences the risk of developing cancer. Researchers used data extracted from eligible studies. 

Researchers found out that a surge in cancer risk was associated alcohol intake. "Greater public awareness of the relationship between alcohol use and cancer is advisable," the authors recommended.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Rehm J, Soerjomataram I, Ferreira-Borges C, Shield KD.
  • Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Room T420, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. Institute of Medical Science (IMS), University of Toronto, Room 2374, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 6th Floor, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. WHO Collaboration Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 8th Floor, 250 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH, 250 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8, Canada. jtrehm@gmail.com. Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, TU Dresden, Chemnitzer Str. 46, 01187, Dresden, Germany. jtrehm@gmail.com. Section of Cancer Surveillance, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372, Lyon Cedex, France. World Health Organization, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office), 9 Leontyevsky Pereulok, Moscow, Russian Federation, 125009. Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Room T420, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 6th Floor, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada. WHO Collaboration Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada.
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