Heavy Alcohol Intake Could Increase Risk of Colon Cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/19/04

Heavy Alcohol Intake Could Increase Risk of Colon Cancer

The more alcohol you drink, the more you could be increasing your risk of colon cancer. That's according to a study at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Together, researchers analyzed data from nearly a half million people in eight studies, and they found those who drank the most were at the highest risk. They also found a stronger risk among heavy drinkers who were thin compared to those who were more heavy-set.

Beer, wine, and liquor all seemed to have a similar impact on cancer risk. So, what's heavy drinking? Researchers called it three or more drinks a day.

On the other hand, previous studies have shown that moderate consumption, up to two drinks a day, is thought to provide some health benefit, even lowering the risk of heart disease.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.