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2009-02-25 07:15:00

Ladies, a glass of wine a day may increase your chances of developing cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, a drink a day causes 7,000 cancer cases - primarily breast cancer - in the United Kingdom each year. The risk increases with consumption, the information pulled on a million women implies. Overall, alcohol causes 13% of breast, liver, rectum, mouth and throat cancers. They guess that 5,000 breast cancer cases in the UK can be accredited to alcohol consumption. The study reviewed...

2009-02-18 12:16:54

A meta-analysis by Dutch researchers found cancer survivors -- especially women -- have a greater risk of unemployment. Angela G. E. M. de Boer of the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis to determine the risk and factors associated with unemployment among adult cancer survivors compared with healthy control participants. The authors identified 26 articles reporting results from 36 studies meeting...

2009-02-12 21:49:33

A meta-analysis by U.S. researchers finds people who exercise lower their risk of colon cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University combined and analyzed several decades worth of data from past studies on how exercise affects colon cancer risk. They found that people who exercised the most were 24 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who exercised the least. What's really compelling is that we see the association between...

2009-02-04 07:57:23

It's no secret alcohol abuse causes liver damage. But new research is explaining how drinking leads to the problem. According to UCLA investigators who studied both acute, or binge, drinking and chronic drinking in mice, chronic alcohol abuse -- defined as enough alcohol to comprise 36 percent of daily calorie intake -- results in much more serious problems than a one time binge drinking episode. The researchers arrived at these findings after comparing results for mice who were fed an acute...

2009-02-03 08:41:57

Certain genetic changes are placing some people who drink alcohol at higher risk for cancer.That's the take home message from French researchers who reviewed the medical literature on alcohol consumption, genetic polymorphisms, and cancer. Results showed many of the studies were significantly flawed, either because they failed to take other factors that could have influenced the development of cancer into account, they only focused on one genetic change, or they were lacking in study...

2009-01-19 23:24:49

A U.S. doctor suggests limiting alcohol consumption may lower the risk of developing some cancers. Breast cancer expert Dr. Wendy Chen of Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston says researchers have found post-menopausal women who consume one alcoholic drink a day may increase their risk for breast cancer. Women need to consider the possible effects of alcohol on breast cancer risk when weighing the risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, Chen says in a statement. Our findings indicate...

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2009-01-14 10:20:00

New research has revealed that people who drink alcohol in a group assess risk better and are less likely to make mistakes than those who drink alone. Researchers from the departments of psychology at London South Bank University and the University of Kent discovered that although a moderate intake of alcohol causes individuals to make errors, these don't occur if people reach decisions as a group. London South Bank University's Dr Daniel Frings - one of the principal researchers on the...

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2009-01-06 16:15:00

A new Japanese study suggests that drinking coffee may reduce a person's risk of developing oral cancers. The Japanese consume relatively high amounts of coffee, and Japanese men also experience comparatively high incidences of esophageal cancer. Dr. Toru Naganuma of Tohoku University, Sendai, and his colleagues wanted to examine whether the consumption of coffee provided any protective effects from these cancers. They analyzed data from the population-based Miyagi Cohort Study in Japan,...

2008-12-31 16:00:14

Regular drinking could put you at greater risk of developing colorectal cancer. Researchers report regular consumption of alcohol "“ more than 30 grams of alcohol per day "“ can cause an interaction that increases colorectal tumors in people with a mutation of the ADH1C gene. This genetic mutation is found in Caucasians. When these patients drink, they produce more acetaldehyde "“ an enzyme that creates a higher risk for colorectal cancer. "Regular alcohol consumption of...

2008-12-27 14:04:07

Downing a pint of beer or large glass of wine every day increases the risk of liver and bowel cancer, says the World Cancer Research Fund in Britain. While some studies suggest moderate alcohol consumption can reduce heart disease, the same amount of alcohol may damage a person's DNA, increasing their risk of cancer by 20 percent, said Dr. Rachel Thompson, a spokeswoman for the cancer research fund. When you consider how many cases of these types of cancer are diagnosed in the (United...


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