Heavy Drinking & Risk of Prostate Cancer

Heavy Drinking & Risk of Prostate Cancer

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An article by Rebecca V. Snowden reported in the July 14, 2009 issue of Cancer, a medical journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS), that men who drink alcohol heavily on a regular basis may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the prostate. The findings were based on a study of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Although the study is not yet over, we report these findings and recommend that men avoid routine heavy drinking because “It’s better to be safe than sorry”

More information about the study can be obtained from the American Cancer Society, which is a cross-linked web partner of Health Power, or the National Cancer Institute. The web sites of both organizations can be readily found from the Relevant Resources Section of our home Page.

Our Wise Drinking Tip Sheet also provides a lot of useful information, as well as the Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism area of our Substance Abuse Section