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Clinical Update from MedScape

Heavy Beer Drinkers With ADH1 Gene Variant May Have Increased Risk Of Gastric Cancer. Medscape (4/15, Nelson) reported that a “genetic variant might predispose heavy beer drinkers to a higher risk for gastric cancer,” according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. The researchers found that drinking “30 g of pure… Read more »

Daily NSAID Use May Lower Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk

The American Gastroenterology Association newsletter reported that people who use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkillers regularly, may have a 50% reduced risk of developing colon or rectal cancer, according to a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The researchers reviewed survey data from 300,000 adults, who indicated how often they took any of 19 NSAIDs…. Read more »