Latest Alcohol and cancer Stories
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Could Irish coffee be the perfect drink? Researchers reported on Monday that drinking coffee cuts the risk of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol -- by 22 percent per cup each day -- but they stopped short of saying doctors should prescribe coffee for that reason.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The notion that diet may influence the risk of developing skin cancer seems not to hold up under investigation, Australian researchers report.
Pooled data from six case-control studies suggest that higher consumption of tap water-based drinks may slightly increase the risk of bladder cancer among men.
By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a multi-ethnic sample of older adults living in upper Manhattan, women who reported a moderate alcohol intake achieved higher cognition scores than those who said they did not drink, New York-based researchers report in the journal Stroke.
By Megan Rauscher WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - First-degree relatives of non-smoking individuals diagnosed with lung cancer have an increased likelihood of developing any type of cancer, researchers report.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with high levels of calcium and dairy foods in their diet have a lower risk of colorectal cancer, research suggests. Recent studies have generally reported a "modest inverse association between calcium intake and the risk of colorectal cancer," Dr. Susanna C.
High levels of magnesium in the diet may lower a woman's risk of developing colon cancer. The findings from the study of U.S. women support the results of an earlier study of Swedish women. Still, the authors note that a clinical trial is needed to confirm that the benefit is due to magnesium intake rather than some related factor.
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who survive cancer face a four-fold increased risk of developing cancers as adults, and these malignancies appear at an earlier-than-normal age, a new study shows.
Along with smoking and chronic infections, alcohol consumption is an important cause of several types of cancer, researchers said on Monday.
Alcohol consumption in moderation may reduce the risk of strokes caused by blockage of blood vessels -- the most common kind -- a new study suggests.
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