Moderate, heavy drinking raise colorectal cancer risks

09/19/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

A review of study data showed moderate drinking raised the risk of colorectal cancer by 21% while heavy alcohol consumption (four or more drinks per day) increased it by 52%, French researchers reported in the Annals of Oncology. The report found that men who drank moderately were more at risk than women who did the same, and Asians who were heavy drinkers had a higher risk of colorectal cancer linked to alcohol consumption than did other ethnic groups.

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