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2011-10-24 06:49:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Having a beer belly should be of least concern for alcohol users.  According to three recent studies, heavy alcohol consumption is linked to a great risk of developing lung cancer, while specific ethnic groups, including African American men and Asian women, had slightly higher risks for lung cancer.  On the other hand, black tea consumption was shown to reduce lung cancer risk in nonsmoking women, while higher BMU and increased fruit consumption were...

2011-10-16 21:43:28

-A new study examines the impact that the cultural context of drinking may have on the relationship between drinking and harm in several European countries. -Results suggest a significant relationship between volume of consumption and risk of experiencing alcohol-related problems in all five countries examined. -The relationship appears to be stronger in three Baltic countries and Sweden than in Italy. Research clearly shows a dose-response relationship between alcohol and health issues...

2011-10-16 21:42:10

-A new study has investigated the linkages between alcohol consumption and hospitalized injury. -Heavy drinkers face higher injury risks than most people when sober; conversely, their injury risk rises less when alcohol positive. -Moderate drinkers who occasionally drink to excess suffer more injuries than heavy drinkers per alcohol-positive hour. Researchers know that alcohol impairs coordination and the ability to perceive and respond to hazards, and that hangovers impair...

Study: Hypertension Could Increase Cancer Risk
2011-09-27 08:06:57

People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop cancer or die as a result of the disease, according to the results of a new study from King's College London in the UK. According to Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams, the study, which involved nearly 600,000 middle-age Europeans, found that those with the highest blood pressure readings were 49% more likely to die of cancer-related causes over a 12-year period. "As blood pressure rose, so did their chances of...

2011-09-20 14:05:11

An analysis of more than 30,000 cancer patients has shown that blood clots are a more common complication than doctors may realize, causing additional hospitalizations and driving up the cost of care, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher. The study, which will be reported Sept. 26 at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm, found that as many as one in five patients risk developing a blood clot called venous thromboembolism, or VTE, within...

2011-09-20 14:00:24

An excellent study among experimental mice has reported very dramatic differences between the effects of alcohol administered in moderation on a daily basis and the same total weekly amount of alcohol administered on only two days of the week: (replicating binge drinking). The mice used in the study that were given regular moderate amounts of alcohol showed no weight gain, improved lipid values, and much less development of atherosclerosis than did control animals. However, those given...

2011-09-13 12:52:20

A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies on the association of alcohol consumption with colorectal cancer was carried out, based on 22 studies from Asia, 2 from Australia, 13 from Western Europe, and 24 from North America. The paper provides evidence that alcohol, at least at higher levels of consumption, is associated with an increase in the risk of colorectal cancer. Overall, there was no increase in the risk for consumers reporting an average intake of up to 1 drink per day, but...

One Drink A Day For Good Health
2011-09-07 10:00:16

  New research shows that women who enjoy one alcoholic drink per day at midlife may be healthier in old age than women who do not drink at all, who consume more than two drinks per day, or who consume more than three drinks at one sitting. The study, led by Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, Mass, suggests that in women, regular alcohol consumption in moderation during middle age (average 58 years old) relates to...

2011-09-06 22:21:23

This paper provides an extensive analysis of the proportion of the risk of upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancers in the population (the population attributable risk) that may be due to alcohol consumption and/or smoking. The analyse provides strong evidence that smoking is the most important factor in the risk of these cancers, and the risk is enhanced among those who smoke and also consume 2 or more drinks per day. Alcohol alone (i.e., among non-smokers) has little effect on the risk...

2011-09-01 12:16:32

UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new lifesaving genetic screening program for families at high risk of contracting colorectal cancer, a deadly yet highly preventable form of cancer. The joint effort between UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital allows doctors to screen the tumors of colorectal cancer patients younger than 70, and uterine cancer patients younger than 55, to determine if there is a high risk for a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome. If a...