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Does drinking alcohol increase the risk of bowel cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
The exact mechanism is unknown, although it is speculated that acetaldehyde, which is produced by the interaction of alcohol and bacteria in our intestine, may be the culprit.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
The exact mechanism is unknown, although it is speculated that acetaldehyde, which is produced by the interaction of alcohol and bacteria in our intestine, may be the culprit.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: It may

There have been studies that show a relationship between alcohol consumption, particularly beers and wines, and rectal and colon cancers.
The increase in risk is mild to modest, but it appears to be clearly there. Genetic factors also play a role, and i would particularly limit alcohol if you have a family history of colon cancer.

In brief: It may

There have been studies that show a relationship between alcohol consumption, particularly beers and wines, and rectal and colon cancers.
The increase in risk is mild to modest, but it appears to be clearly there. Genetic factors also play a role, and i would particularly limit alcohol if you have a family history of colon cancer.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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