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Alcohol Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Drinking increases risk for colorectal cancer, but the type of alcoholic drinks don’t appear to make a difference.  Instead, danger seems to come from the alcohol itself rather than other ingredients. In the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer,  alcohol consumption and specific alcoholic drinks were studied for more 2,300 people who had colon or rectal cancer. Compared to people who did not drink at all, there was a 30 percent increase in colorectal cancer among people who had 3 or more alcoholic drinks a day.