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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Gastrointestinal tumours

Gastrointestinal tumours

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(p.224) Chapter 26 Gastrointestinal tumours
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Alcohol
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David Zaridze

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0026

This chapter discusses the link between alcohol consumption and gastric cancer. Moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased risk of stomach cancer. There is, however, a positive association between heavy alcohol drinking and non-cardia gastric cancer. Moderate and heavy alcohol consumption is causally associated with colorectal cancer. The risk of colorectal cancer increases with increasing alcohol intake.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, alcohol intake, cancer risk, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer

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