Learn about the risks of Alcohol consumption and it's links to elevating pancreatic cancer in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Boston. According to research in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, alcohol may be linked to pancreatic cancer risk. In a metaanalysis of 14 studies involving over 860,000 people, researchers found that those who consumed two or more alcoholic drinks per day had a 22% increased risk of pancreatic cancer, compared to nondrinkers. Fewer than two drinks per day did not have a significant effect. From Geneva, according to research from the World Health Organization, HIV rates among those over 50 are surprisingly high. The study found that HIV incidence among those over 50 makes up about 11% of new diagnoses in the U.S. The reason for this may be that older people are more likely to risk having unprotected sex and doctors may be failing to screen for HIV in their older patients. Finally, from the Netherlands, according to research in Alcohol and Alcoholism, alcohol use in movies or TV ads may increase alcohol consumption among young people. In a study of 80 men aged 18 to 29, researchers found that those who were exposed to movies and ads featuring heavy alcohol consumption indulged in 1.5 more drinks over the course of an hour than those exposed to little alcohol content. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.
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