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Drink up?

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SandiaBuddy
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Am I reading this wrong?  The abstract of this study (I cannot find the full text) says that good diet and exercise result in a 42% lower risk of death over 7 years for stage III colorectal survivors.  However, the odds seem even better for those with the highest levels of alcohol consumption:

[P]atients with a 5 to 6 score [for exercise and healthy lifestyle] (n = 91; 9%) had a 42% lower risk of death during the study period (HR, 0.58; 95% CI, 0.34-0.99; P = .01 for trend) and improved disease-free survival (HR, 0.69; 95% CI, 0.45-1.06; P = .03 for trend). When alcohol consumption was included in the score, the adjusted HRs comparing patients with scores of 6 to 8 [highest level of alcohol consumption] (n = 162; 16%) vs those with scores of 0 to 2 (187; 91%) were 0.49 for overall survival (95% CI, 0.32-0.76; P = .002 for trend), 0.58 for disease-free survival (95% CI, 0.40, 0.84; P = .01 for trend), and 0.64 for recurrence-free survival (95% CI, 0.44-0.94; P = .05 for trend).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29710284

If anyone can locate the full text, let me know where to find it.

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Trubrit
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Joined: Jan 2013

break out the bottle. 

 

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SandiaBuddy
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Joined: Apr 2017

Perfect emoji.  Let's all have a bit more fun!

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Annabelle41415
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Oh my goodness Tru  you have the most greatest emojis.  So cute.  Sure I'll take one of those beers right now.  I'm not sure where you find those at but you have the appropriate one always Smile

Kim

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JanJan63
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Joined: Sep 2014

Hmm. I wonder if the alcohol gives them less stress and that's actually why it helps. Geez, I'll have to start drinking! Man, I LOVE Paralyzers. I think you guys call them something else in the states. They're vodka and coffee liquor with cream and cola. Yum...

Jan 

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beaumontdave
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Joined: Aug 2013

Interesting, I'll go with my confirmation bias, accept it as truth, and enjoy my beer, thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dave

 

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PhillieG
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Joined: May 2005

If your liver is involved it’s already being taxed and you should avoid alcohol. However, (I love howevers) I don’t believe an ocassional brewski will make a big difference.*

* I’m not a doctor

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JanJan63
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I wish we had a 'like' button on here!

Jan

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