Beer Consumption Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk


Many men suffering from advanced-stage prostate cancer appear to share at least one thing in common: they are now or have been heavy drinkers of beer, according to a study by uro-oncologist Pierre Karakiewicz, a professor of urological surgery at UdeM’s Faculty of Medicine.

The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, found a link between the occurrence of advanced-stage prostate cancer and a heavy intake of beer over a lifetime.

Specifically, the study determined that drinking more than 63 beers a year over a period of 30 to 45 years increased the risk of developing advanced-stage prostate cancer by 37 to 46 per cent, depending on the quantity consumed.

The study is based on a sample of 3,927 men living in Greater Montreal, with an average age of 64 years.


Close to 4,000 men interviewed

One of the unique characteristics of this study is that it is population-based, giving added relevance…

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Last modified: September 12, 2018

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