Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer

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    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    take it easy on the beers...

    MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy beer drinkers who carry a gene mutation involved in the metabolism of alcohol may face a higher risk than others of developing stomach cancer, new European research suggests.

    Having a certain genetic variant and drinking roughly three 12-ounce cans or more of beer a day appears to markedly increase the risk of "non-cardia gastric cancer," a study found.

    "This is the first time we've seen this genetic variant associated with gastric cancer risk, so we need to emphasize that this result needs to be replicated in other populations," cautioned study lead author Eric Duell, a senior epidemiologist at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, Spain.

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    Car Donationsposted 7 years ago

    Great points here. Heavy drinking is never good. My grandpa died from stomach cancer due to excessive drinking. That is why I wrote this blog about that. Feel free to read my what I discovered.

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