Stomach Cancer Risk

A comprehensive and systematic review of global research shows that drinking alcohol, consuming processed meat and being overweight all increase the risk of stomach cancer. For each 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of processed meat consumed each day--the equivalent of ony one hot dog--increases the risk of stomach cancer by 18%. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer world…

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“Beer Belly” May Bring on Stomach Cancer

Drinking three brews per day (30 g of alcohol from beer) increased the risk of stomach cancer by 75% (65% for all forms of alcohol) compared to very light consumption. However, if beer drinkers had a genetic variant to the alcohol dehydrogenase gene cluster (ADH1), their risk of stomach cancer increased by more than 700% compared…

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