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2009-07-13 07:37:37

Current research is inconclusive regarding the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer risk. Researchers led by Zhihong Gong Ph.D. of the University of California San Francisco, examined the associations of total alcohol, type of alcoholic beverage, and drinking pattern with risks of total, low- and high-grade prostate cancer. They used data from more than 10,000 men participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). They found participants who reported heavy...

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2009-07-08 06:36:35

A recent research review proposes that risk of colon cancer can be reduced by simply limiting intake of red meat and alcohol and increasing exercise, Reuters reported.  By practicing these key lifestyle choices, in conjunction with refraining from smoking, the cancer could potentially be prevented, according to findings in this study combined with 100 other previous studies on colon cancer risk factors.  A diet consisting of large amounts of red and processed meats, smoking,...

2009-06-26 20:14:16

Binge drinking -- six or more alcoholic drinks at one occasion at lease once a week -- is linked with stroke in South Korean men, researchers said. In the study, binge drinkers were defined as men who drank six or more servings of alcohol and women who drank four or more servings of alcohol on one occasion at least once a week. Most of the alcohol was soju, a native Korean distilled liquor similar to vodka. It is 25 percent alcohol by volume. The proportion of Korean adults who drink...

2009-06-25 15:48:01

Frequent binge drinking may dramatically increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a South Korean study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.In this study, binge drinkers were men who drank six or more glasses (60 grams or 2.1 ounces) and women who drank four or more glasses (40 grams) of alcohol on one occasion at least once a week. Most of the alcohol was soju, a native Korean distilled liquor similar to vodka. It is 25 percent alcohol by volume. Vodka...

2009-06-15 18:05:58

Low-fat diet helps genetically predisposed animals avoid liver cancer, U.S. researchers found. In a study comparing two strains of mice -- one susceptible to developing cancer and the other not -- researchers found that a high-fat diet predisposed the cancer-susceptible strain to liver cancer. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University found that by switching to a low-fat diet early in the experiment, the same high-risk mice avoided...

2009-06-11 10:12:31

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in China. Although the association between the epidemiological factors and sporadic colorectal cancer has been studied, the relation between smoking, alcohol drinking, family history of cancer, body mass index (BMI) and sporadic colorectal cancer still remains uncertain. So it is important to investigate the role of these factors in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer.A research team led by Professor Jian-Ping Wang from the...

2009-06-10 23:11:49

Colorectal cancer rates for both men and women increased between 1983 and 2002 in 27 of 51 countries studied, a U.S. researcher said. Study leader Melissa Center, an American Cancer Society epidemiologist, reviewed data from 51 cancer registries worldwide, along with long-term data from the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents databases created by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The study, published in the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, said the increases were...

2009-06-10 07:44:05

Only very heavy alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking appears to raise a person's risk for chronic pancreatitis, according to a new study. Chronic pancreatitis -- an inflammatory syndrome of the pancreas characterized by progressive scarring of the organ, poor digestion, diabetes and pain -- has long been associated alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, but new evidence indicates that a threshold of five or more drinks per day is required to significantly boost a person's risk....

2009-06-08 12:11:43

A new study finds that in sharp contrast to the overall declining rates of colorectal cancer in the United States, incidence rates among adults younger than age 50 years are increasing. The authors theorize that these increases may be related to rising rates of obesity and changes in dietary patterns, including increased consumption of fast food. The study, which appears in the June 2009 issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, says further studies are necessary to elucidate...

2009-06-08 07:56:05

Unhealthy behaviors like smoking and excessive alcohol use could put you at risk for colorectal cancer.New research shows patients who drink more than seven drinks per week have a 60-percent greater risk of developing colorectal cancer than non-drinkers. Smoking, diabetes and obesity also showed a link to the disease, increasing one's risk by 20-percent. Previous studies have also shown high intakes of red meat and processed meat increase the risk of the disease by 20 percent."Most people...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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