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2011-05-24 15:30:00

Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people. The study has been published in the scientific journal Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental...

2011-05-18 13:57:15

No increase seen from moderate alcohol consumption The results from a very well-done meta-analysis support other data generated on the risk of alcohol consumption and gastric cancer "“ that is "“ that the risk may be real for heavy alcohol consumption but not for moderate intake. The type of gastric cancer relating to heavier alcohol intake in this study tended to be tumors involving the noncardia, but differences between the association with tumors of the gastric cardia were not...

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2011-05-18 10:35:00

Researchers have announced that men can lessen their risk of prostate cancer by consuming 6 or more cups of coffee per day. A 20-year study examined 47,911 US men who reported on how much coffee they drank over four years from 1986 to 2008. A total of 5,035 cases of prostate cancer were reported over the length of the study, including 642 fatal, or metastatic, cases. Men had a 60 percent lower risk of developing the most lethal type of prostate cancer and a 20 percent lower risk of forming...

2011-05-18 00:18:50

Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. What's more, the lower risk was evident among men who drank either regular or decaffeinated coffee. The study will be published May 17, 2011, in an online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "Few studies have specifically studied the association of coffee intake and the risk of lethal...

2011-05-12 07:27:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? New research suggests drinking coffee might help you do that. Researchers from Sweden compared certain lifestyle factors and coffee consumption among women with breast cancer and those without breast cancer. They found coffee drinkers had a lower incidence of breast cancer compared to those who rarely drank coffee. However, other lifestyle factors such as age at menopause, exercise, weight, education and a family history also...

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2011-05-11 06:15:00

Frequent users of acetaminophen are at a slightly increased risk for blood cancers, according to new research from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Although increased, the risk remains low overall, and it's still unclear what role the drug plays in the increase. Earlier research has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers. But for blood cancers, the picture has been less...

2011-04-19 14:02:22

A large group of distinguished scientists published a very detailed and rather complex paper describing the association between alcohol consumption and cancer in the BMJ. It is based on data from the EPIC study in Europe, with a mean follow up of 8.8 years for more than 300,000 subjects. The authors describe an increase in risk of many cancers from alcohol intake, but do not give data permitting the detection of a threshold of intake for an adverse effect on cancer risk. The investigators...

2011-04-18 08:01:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's one of the latest trends in drinking: mixing alcoholic beverages with energy drinks. Though research on the effects of combining the two is not extensive, a new study shows that choosing vodka and Red Bull over rum and Coke may lead to riskier behavior. In the study, 56 college students between the ages of 21 and 33 were randomly assigned to one of four groups: one group drank alcohol, one group drank an energy drink, one group drank alcohol mixed with an energy...

2011-04-14 15:56:43

A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-causes. The study appears early online in Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention, and was led by American Cancer Society epidemiologists. Few studies have evaluated the combined impact of following recommended lifestyle behaviors on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality,...

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2011-04-08 14:48:20

According to a study released on Friday, about one in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women in western European countries are caused by current and past alcohol consumption. Researchers said that for some types of cancer, the rates are significantly higher. The study found that for men in 2008, 44, 25 and 33 percent of upper digestive track, liver and colon cancers respectively were caused by alcohol in six of the countries examined. The study also found that half of these cancer cases...


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