Latest Alcohol and cancer Stories

2009-03-23 23:09:29

A red flushing facial response from drinking alcohol may signal a genetic susceptibility to esophageal cancer risk, U.S.

2009-03-20 21:30:18

Alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer -- often occurring in the upper digestive tract -- Canadian researchers said. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Laboratory Karlsruhe in Germany said acetaldehyde is widely present in the environment, is inhaled from the air and tobacco smoke, ingested from alcohol and foods, and produced in the human body during the metabolism of alcoholic...

2009-03-13 22:12:07

Australian researchers say drinking two or more alcoholic drinks a day increases a man's risk of prostate cancer by 20 percent. The National Drug Research Institute said the findings are based on a review of nearly three dozen studies on alcohol and prostate cancer, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

2009-03-13 12:55:32

The devastating effects of excessive alcohol consumption are undisputable, although some data suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may impart some health benefits.

2009-03-12 20:17:22

U.S. researchers say that physicians can ask one single question of patients to identify unhealthy alcohol use.

2009-03-09 08:30:00

The largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk.

2009-03-06 14:46:04

People age 50 and older performed worse on special tests after having moderate amounts of alcohol, but they did not know it, U.S. researchers said.

2009-02-26 04:00:00

LONDON, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 40 per cent of colon and breast cancer cases in some countries are preventable through healthy patterns of diet, physical activity and weight maintenance, according to estimates in a report that has set out recommendations for policies and actions to prevent cancer. The report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention, published today by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), has estimated about 43 per...

2009-02-25 11:34:05

Europeans with the least level of education have a higher incidence of lung cancer compared to those with the highest level of education, researchers said.

2009-02-25 11:40:12

Low to moderate alcohol consumption among women is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13 percent of the cancers of the breast, liver, rectum, and upper aero-digestive tract combined, according to a report in the February 24 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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