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Women who smoke stand higher the risk of bowel cancer - Norwegian study
Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Women who smoke are at a significantly greater risk of colon cancer than men who smoke, a new large Norwegian study posits.
Colon cancer is
another health risk associated with smoking that has been a growing
problem in recent years. Just last year, the World Health Organization
cancer research institute IARC concluded that there is a link between
bowel cancer and smoking.
To add more
credence to this study, Norwegian study of more than 600 000
participants, have concluded that that women are hit particularly hard
of the illness if they smoke that men. Women are 19 percent more likely
than non-smokers to get colon cancer, while smoking men only have an
increased risk of eight percent.
for the difference may be that smoking seems to cause a certain type of
colon cancer, which is also more common in women the researcher
has increased dramatically throughout the world over the past 50 years,
and smoking may be part of the cause believe Professor Inger Torhild
Gram who is one of the research behind the study.
The study is published on the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.