Got the Drunchies? How Heavy Drinking Influences Eating Behaviors

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That insane craving you have for pizza, tacos, and cheeseburgers that comes after a night of drinking alcohol has a name – the “drunchies,” or drunk munchies – and it brings with it a not-so-surprising bonus: weight gain. Over time, that weight gain can lead to obesity and diabetes – two contributors to cancer risk. Findings from a new study suggest that drinking alcohol influences college students’ eating behaviors – and not in a good way.
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    Liver Cancer Death Rates Steadily Rising, Many Cases Preventable

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    Deaths from liver cancer have steadily increased over the past several years, with higher rates of mortality affecting most regions of the country, according to two recently published studies. The deaths are largely caused by consuming high amounts of alcohol.

    AICR research shows a clear link between heavy alcohol consumption and liver cancer, finding that three drinks a day increase risk of this cancer.

    Read more… “Liver Cancer Death Rates Steadily Rising, Many Cases Preventable”

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      Colorectal Cancer, Your FAQs Answered

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      AICR’s latest report suggests that lifestyle factors, especially dietary habits and physical activity, play a major role in causing or preventing colorectal cancer. Whole grains and exercise were found to reduce the risk whereas processed meat and having obesity increased the risk of this cancer.

      Our news release highlights the key findings. But the report was a comprehensive one — including 99 studies with 29 million people –and there’s a lot in there. Here, we answer a few of the most common questions. Read more… “Colorectal Cancer, Your FAQs Answered”

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