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Moderate alcohol consumption protects against colorectal adenomas in smokers.

Authors
  • Austin, Gregory L
  • Galanko, Joseph A
  • Martin, Christopher F
  • Sandler, Robert S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Digestive diseases and sciences
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
53
Issue
1
Pages
116–122
Identifiers
PMID: 17510802
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Consumption of less than seven alcohol drinks per week does not increase the risk of having a colorectal adenoma. We found evidence in this study that moderate alcohol consumption among long-term smokers may potentially decrease the risk of an adenoma compared to abstainers.

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