A four-year study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the USA has found that as alcohol consumption is increased, so is the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Binge drinkers were at least 3.5 times more likely to contract the cancer, with heavy drinkers diagnosed up to six times more frequently than those who abstained from alcohol.
Lead author Dr. Samir Gupta stated, “Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, so any risk factor that can be identified and addressed may save lives… If this relationship continues to be confirmed, reducing … drinking may be more important than we already know.
Our appreciation, Dr. Gupta and team for your findings that warn of the link between alcohol and this highly fatal form of cancer. May we abstain from all such harmful substances and instead treasure the health and happiness of body and mind. http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health1/binge-drinking-ups-pancreatic-cancer-risk-in-men_100366198.htmlhttp://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7018739131http://www.barchester.com/Healthcare-News/Heavy-drinking-linked-to-pancreatic-cancer/376/3465http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/usmc-hau051810.php