Preventing Esophageal Cancer

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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