Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer, Study Confirms

Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer, Study Confirms
The causal association between alcohol consumption and risk of prostate cancer has been suggested, but results so far have been inconclusive. Now, a collaborative study confirms the suspicions: The more you drink, the higher your risk of prostate cancer. The study, "Is alcohol consumption a risk factor for prostate cancer? A systematic review and meta–analysis," published in BMC Cancer, is a result from a meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies that accounted for drinker misclassification errors, which are common in the majority of studies
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  1. jesse Calloway says:

    Thank you for adding clarity to a truly inconsistent area of research. That being said, I do have a couple of questions:
    1. Did those who drank alcohol at any consumption rate also otherwise eat healthy (e.g. veggies, little to no red meat or poultry, little to no fried foods, etc.)?
    2. How does “binge drinking” factor into the equation (e.g. if a person drinks 5 drinks in one day is that the same as drinking 1 drink per day for 5 days)?

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