Clinical Trends for August 2016

Ryan Syrek

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August 26, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (August 6-12): Alcohol Cancer

A study that strongly links alcohol to cancer resulted in this week's top search term. A literature review published in Addiction concludes that epidemiologic evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and 7 different types of cancer. Although the findings did not represent "new" information, the review was intended to demonstrate just how strong the evidence is that alcohol causes these cancers. Specifically, the authors clarify that no amount of alcohol can be considered safe with respect to cancer. No doubt, this caught the interest of medical professionals, resulting in this week's top search.

For more information on the effects of alcohol consumption, read here.

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