No association between alcohol consumption and lethal prostate cancer


A newly published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has again confirmed that there seems to be no really meaningful association between moderate alcohol consumption and risk for lethal prostate cancer.

According to this article by Downer et al.:

Cancer-free men who consumed alcohol had a slightly lower risk of lethal prostate cancer compared with abstainers. Among men with prostate cancer, red wine was associated with a lower risk of progression to lethal disease.

The full text of this article is available on line for interested readers. The study is based on data from the prospective Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (collected between 1986 and 2012). The study included 47,568 cancer-free men, of whom 5,182 were diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer over the 26-year period of the study.

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