Saturday, November 5, 2011

High alcohol consumption doubles risk of stomach cancer

High alcohol consumption doubles risk of stomach cancer.

This kind of evil occurring especially in men and is one of the worst prognosis, as is found in advanced

High consumption of alcohol, more than 60 grams a day doubles the risk of stomach cancer , one of the worst prognosis because they have detected in advanced stages, according to a Spanish study published today.

The research was led by the Nutrition Unit, Environment and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the Institute of Bellvitge Biomedical Research (IDIBELL), and has been published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition .

According to the study, the relationship between alcohol and gastric cancer occurs only when consumption is high and occurs especially in men, as there are few women who consumed so much alcohol.

A glass of beer or a glass of wine are between 10 and 15 grams of alcohol.

The main risk factor for developing gastric cancer is chronic infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that produces an injury that, over time, can evolve and develop cancer. 
However, other factors are also known to increase the chances of developing it, such as snuff, a diet low in fruit and vegetables or a high intake of salt and red meat.

The report is part of the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition study), a study based on the experience of patients in 23 centers in ten European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain , Sweden and United Kingdom).

It is the European study with a larger number of participants: includes 521,457 people between 35 and 70 years who were recruited between 1992 and 1998.

Gastric tumors are the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with over one million deaths every year.

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