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Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancer Linked to Frequency of Alcohol Consumptio

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The frequency of alcohol consumption may be a more important risk factor for gastrointestinal (GI) cancer than the amount of alcohol consumed per occasion, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers found that the risk of GI cancer increased with the frequency of drinking in a dose-dependent manner. However, the risk of GI cancer was similar whether patients drank 5-7 units of alcohol per occasion, 8-14 units, or more than 14 units per occasion. Read more . . . 


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