The facts we all should know

FACT #23

Did you know that there is an increased colorectal cancer risk even with moderate alcohol consumption?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) added colorectal cancer to the list of cancers causally related to alcohol in 2007. Meta-analysis examining the association between alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer risk shows there is an increased risk of 21% in those who consume between one and four alcoholic drinks a day and as much as a 52% increased risk in those who consume more than four drinks a day.

Show me the science

– UEG. Alcohol and Digestive Cancers Across Europe: Time for Change (2017)

Baan R, Straif K, Grosse Y, Secretan B, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Altieri A, Cogliano V; WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group. Carcinogenicity of alcoholic beverages. Lancet Oncol. 2007 Apr;8(4):292-3. doi: 10.1016/s1470-2045(07)70099-2. PMID: 17431955

Fedirko V, Tramacere I, Bagnardi V, Rota M, Scotti L, Islami F, Negri E, Straif K, Romieu I, La Vecchia C, Boffetta P, Jenab M. Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an overall and dose-response meta-analysis of published studies. Ann Oncol. 2011 Sep;22(9):1958-1972. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdq653. Epub 2011 Feb 9. PMID: 21307158

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