Study Links Heavier Drinking To Increase Prevalence For Prostate Cancer

News — By on April 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm

VANCOUVER, B.C. — An international research team from Canada, the U.S. and Australia, reviewing 35 studies that examined the relationship between drinking levels and the risk of developing prostate cancer, found that heavier alcohol users were more likely to develop the cancer. The overall study found that heavier drinkers – 14 or more drinks a week – are about 20 per cent more likely to develop prostate cancer than abstainers or light drinkers. “It’s a real killer,” said Kaye Fillmore, a co-author of the alcohol and prostate study and professor at the University of California at San Francisco. “It certainly is in Canada and the United States.” “It’s a real problem in the scientific community because all of the candidates we typic…

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