tinybutterfli Posted May 13 Report Share Posted May 13 Drinking May Cause Rectal Cancer, Scientists SayLONDON (Reuters) - Drinking large quantities of alcohol may increase the risk of rectal cancer, although wine appears to be less of a threat than beer or spirits, scientists said on Tuesday. "Regular drinkers significantly increase their risk of rectal cancer, but that risk is reduced if wine makes up a third or more of weekly consumption," researchers from the National Institute of Public Health, in Copenhagen, Denmark said. People who had more than 14 drinks per week of beer and spirits, but no wine, were 3.5 times as likely to suffer rectal cancer as non-drinkers, they wrote in the journal Gut. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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