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2011-04-07 08:04:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A big beer belly isn't the only concern for heavy beer drinkers. People who drink a significant amount of beer and have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol have a significantly higher risk of developing non-cardiac gastric cancer, according to a new study. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant. "This is a classic...

2011-04-04 19:40:39

Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher risk of developing non-cardia gastric cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant, known as rs1230025, and for non-drinkers who have rs1230025 or rs283411. "This...

2011-04-04 13:03:21

Results of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study revealed that diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women. The data, to be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6, also showed an association between diabetes and higher cancer mortality rates. Previous epidemiologic studies have shown an association between diabetes and an increased risk for cancers including colorectal, liver and...

2011-03-30 16:55:48

In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 in an urban population"“based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples were collected for genotyping. In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, 12 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 12q24 had genome-wide significant associations with alcohol consumption. These polymorphisms were closely related to...

2011-03-15 14:34:19

Alcohol intake and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma: A pooled analysis from the BEACON Consortium Heavy drinking is not associated with one of the two most common types of gullet (oesophageal) cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. Gullet cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide and occurs as one of two main types: squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. But while rates of gullet adenocarcinoma have soared in many Western countries over the past three...

2011-03-14 20:57:38

Heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer, according to a report in the March 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Alcoholic beverage consumption "“ a modifiable lifestyle factor "“ is causally related to several cancers, including oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colorectum and female breast," the authors write as...

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2011-02-11 08:35:00

Alcohol is responsible for more than 2.5 million deaths annually, according to statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. In their "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health," the WHO claims that nearly 4% of annual worldwide fatalities are related to alcohol, including injuries, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and cirrhosis of the liver linked to consumption of alcoholic beverages. Slightly over six percent of all male deaths are alcohol related, while a little...

2011-01-18 16:18:53

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk. However, neither an individual woman nor medicine can influence whether family members develop breast cancer or at what age menopause starts - these are risk factors on which we have no influence. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center...

2010-11-12 08:09:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, but was associated with lowering risk of melanoma, endometrial cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. "The lower risk of endometrial cancer and melanoma among long-term users has not been seen in most previous studies and was surprising," Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D., strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer Society, was quoted as saying. "The lower risk of...

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2010-11-06 09:30:00

A new study suggests that people who consume large quantities of red meat may have a greater chance of developing certain cancers of the throat and stomach than people who limit their intake of steaks and hamburgers. Reuters health reported Friday that researchers found only a small number of the 500,000 older U.S. adults studied developed cancers of the esophagus or stomach.  However, the risks were relatively greater among those who ate a lot of red meat. Study participants in the...


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