Bowel cancer: hazardous

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July 30, 2007

Source: Daily Mail

As little as one glass of wine or a pint of beer each day raises the risk of bowel cancer, doctors have warned.

Their study, of almost half a million people, highlighted a clear link between alcohol and the cancer which claims 16,000 lives a year in the UK alone.

It showed that two units – equivalent to a large glass of wine or a pint of beer – is enough to raise the risk of developing the disease by 10 per cent.

And the more you drink, the greater the threat. Two pints a day, or two large glasses of wine, increases the risk by a quarter.

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