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GI Disease

2009: Cigarette Smoking and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies

GI DiseaseMedical Journals

Researchers form the CUHK has undergone a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies from 28 different countries with 1.4million of participants in total. They found that smoking was associated with a significantly increased risk of bowel cancer. The associated risk was higher for men than that for women. It was also higher for ex-smokers than that for non-smokers. The association of tobacco consumption and bowel cancer risk appeared to be dose-related.