Karolinska Institute

Moderate Drinking Reduces Kidney Cancer Risk

According to new Swedish research, moderate alcohol consumption seems to be associated with a decreased risk of kidney cancer in women over the age of 40.

The study, published in the “International Journal of Cancer”, was conducted by Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute, and is based on more than 59,000 women here.

Overall, women who drank at least one serving of alcohol a week had a 38 percent lower risk of kidney cancer than those who drank less. For women over the age of 55 the risk was reduced even more, by 66 percent.

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