Alcohol May Raise the Risk of Prostate Cancer

An analysis by Canadian and Australian scientists of 27 previous studies led them to conclude that there is a significant association between alcohol use and prostate cancer risk. The more men drink, the greater the risk. Even low levels of drinking (up to two drinks a day) were associated with an 8 to 23 percent higher risk of prostate cancer when compared to no drinking, the researchers said. However, they did not prove that drinking caused the prostate cancer risk to increase. Alcohol is a known risk factor for breast cancer and at least seven types of digestive system cancers, and alcohol may also increase the risk of cancers of the skin and pancreas, the researchers said.

Additional details can be found on the following linked article published November 16th in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus. See also the following item from Prostate Cancer News Today, Nov. 21.

 

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