Being overweight increases the risk of developing the most common type of US esophageal cancer, while drinking alcohol increases the risk of the second major type of this cancer, finds a new systematic review of the global research.
The report released July 28, 2016 by AICR and the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) reaffirms and strengthens the findings of a previous AICR/WCRF report.
In the US, AICR estimates that one in three (33 percent) of esophageal cancer cases could be prevented if people did not drink alcohol and were a healthy weight. That’s approximately 5,600 esophageal cancer cases every year.
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