Regular drinking increases bowel cancer risk by 17%

“The more alcohol people regularly consume, the higher their risk of bowel cancer” Professor James St John, Cancer Council Victoria, August 2014.

“By reducing your alcohol intake or by choosing not to consume alcohol you can reduce your bowel cancer risks significantly”
Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper, August 2014.

This study covered data from 25 studies from around the world and was published by Chinese and American researchers in August 2014.

It found that regular drinkers had a 17% increased risk of developing colorectal adenomatous polyps (adenomas), compared with non-drinkers or occasional alcohol drinkers.

 

Posted: Wednesday 6 August 2014