For First Time, Major Scientific Report Links Alcohol, Processed Meat and Obesity to Stomach Cancers
For the first time, a systematic review of the global research has found that consuming alcohol, eating processed meat and being overweight increase the risk of developing stomach cancers. The report was released today by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
The report Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Stomach Cancer, which shows that drinking three or more alcoholic drinks (more than 1.5 ounces of pure alcohol) per day, every day, increases the risk of stomach cancers. The risk is most apparent in men, as well as in smokers and ex-smokers.
There is strong evidence that consuming approximately three or more alcoholic drinks per day increases the risk of stomach cancer.”
The report is the most rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available on diet, weight, physical activity and stomach cancer, and which of these factors increase or decrease the risk of developing the disease.
For the report, the global scientific research on diet, nutrition, physical activity and stomach cancer was gathered and analysed by a research team at Imperial College London, and then independently assessed by a panel of leading international scientists.
The findings on alcohol and being overweight and obese are new.”