Navigation Links
Heavy Alcohol Use Linked to Cancer
Date:4/21/2010

Excessive drinking promotes cellular changes, study finds

WEDNESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've gained new insight into a link at the cellular level between alcohol consumption, aging and cancer.

The key appears to lie in telomeres, structures at the end of chromosomes that shorten as people get older. Telomeres are also thought to shorten because of excessive drinking.

Researchers thought that people with shorter telomeres due to heavy drinking would face a higher risk of cancer.

"Heavy alcohol users tend to look haggard, and it is commonly thought heavy drinking leads to premature aging and earlier onset of diseases of aging. In particular, heavy alcohol drinking has been associated with cancer at multiple sites," lead researcher Dr. Andrea Baccarelli, head of a research center at the University of Milan, said in a statement.

In the study, researchers analyzed DNA in 59 people who drank heavily (nearly one in four consumed at least four alcoholic drinks a day) and 197 people who drank at various levels.

Researchers found that telomere lengths were much shorter in those who drank a lot of alcohol.

"The decrease we found in telomere length is very sharp, and we were surprised to find such a strong effect at the cellular level," Baccarelli said.

The study was to be presented Wednesday at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, in Washington, D.C.

More information

For details about alcoholism, see the U.S. National Library of Medicine.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, April 21, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. CPSC & Congress Speak Out, Take Action on Heavy Metals in Childrens Jewelry
2. Facing the Holidays with a Heavy Heart: Four Ways to Show You Care During a Darker Christmas Season
3. Launch of New Book, What to Do for Heavy Kids, Coincides with First Lady's Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. Heavy Daily Drinking Linked to Worse Health
5. Gene variation makes alcoholism less likely in some survivors of sexual abuse
6. Alcohol consumption may increase breast cancer recurrence risk
7. Attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings may reduce depression symptoms
8. Stress Hormone Could Be Key to Alcoholism
9. Alcohol Affects Babys Pain Regulation
10. Too Much Alcohol Impairs Seniors Thinking
11. Alcohol companies target youths with magazine ads, new study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 "My wife ... of a car accident," said one of two inventors ... strain in her shoulder and neck area. She tried ... reduced pain and pressure, assisting in comfort and providing ... patent-pending PILLOW CRADLE to support the head, neck and ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... not sleep knowing that, at any moment, her fever ... "In order to keep me well aware of how ... He developed the TEMP ALARM to continuously monitor a ... child develops a fever. This ensures that prompt medical ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 The federal judge ... ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/transvaginal-mesh/ ) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. ... cases selected for one of the proceeding’s bellwether ... 18, 2014, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ... with Boston Scientific’s contention that a consolidated trial ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 In today’s world, ... difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem ... people and their bed partners of the rest they need ... of the population snores and 20 million people in the ... have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a ... have announced that HostGator.com http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=seohosts is ... market. Also, they has announced that Bluehost and ... , Hostgator, one of the Top 10 Web ... cheap Windows hosting, and it offers rich features ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Refuses Boston Scientific Request for Separate Trials in Four Bellwether Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Refuses Boston Scientific Request for Separate Trials in Four Bellwether Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: HostGator.com Is The Best Windows Hosting Supplier 2
... of Soy Trial (BEST), a Baltimore-based randomized controlled study ... pertaining to cholesterol reduction, metabolic syndrome, and recruitment for ... by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) researcher ... its findings this month in Menopause and Ethnicity and ...
... a condition that causes clogging and narrowing of the ... their walls. //Over a period of time, the plaque ... of arteries usually happens in adults. ,But, ... McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have presented a report ...
... that lead to dehydration can signal a future attack for ... American// College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC. ... causes severe pain and swelling of the joints. The attacks, ... few days, most often the big toe, can also generate ...
... A new study published by CANCER (a peer-reviewed ... than 47% of the breast cancer patients met ... a psychiatric disorder, including major depression and post-traumatic ... virtually all of the women admitted have been ...
... Day is an opportune time to evaluate the support ... world coping with a galloping disease. Taking// cognizance of ... Care for Everyone, especially the disadvantaged and the vulnerable’ ... ,The global initiative in diabetes management seeks ...
... HIV infection among injection drug users in Taiwan has led ... year according to a// health official. ,Last ... only a 10th of the total budget for HIV programs, ... at Taiwan's Center for Disease Control. However, next year this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Soy Protein Study Generates New Findings 2Health News:It's the Heat and the Humidity: How Each Worsens Gout Symptoms 2Health News:Breast Cancer Patients Suffer From Psychological Problems 2Health News:The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management 2Health News:The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management 3Health News:Surge of HIV Cases in Taiwan Prompts Doubling in Expenditure for HIV Prevention 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Does your doctor know what you,re smoking?  Chances are, ... to the over 112,000 currently registered patients under ... other roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with the Colorado Dept ... even though a poll in February 2014 showed 51% of ... it. "With marijuana legalization underway, every doctor ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Md. , Aug. 29, 2014  United Therapeutics ... the U.S. District Court for the District of ... favor in the company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. regarding ... Peter Sheridan ruled that U.S. Patent No. ... and enjoined Sandoz from marketing its generic product until ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... Market by Product & Services (Equipment, Reagent, Primer, ... Application (Diagnostics, PCR, QPCR, Gene Synthesis, NGS, DNA, ... MarketsandMarkets, the global Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market is expected ... Million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 3Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 4
Provides reliable information on the most commonly prescribed drugs, their side effects, interactions and cost of therapy....
... Handbook on Injectable Drugs is ... makes it quick and easy to ... Once you enter the selected drugs, ... displayed so you can quickly take ...
... Guide for Nurses with Integrated Calculators, based ... is a remarkable advance in drug reference. ... Davis s Drug Guide (9th Edition) and ... based medications. This product merges many of ...
Instant access to drug-drug and drug-food interaction between thousands of brand and generic drugs plus A to Z Drug Facts monographs. Includes free updates for one year....
Medicine Products: