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Association of frequency, quantity of alcohol consumption with gastrointestinal cancer

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: The results of this observational study, which used data from the Korean National Health Insurance System, suggest that frequent drinking is a more important risk factor for the development of gastrointestinal cancers than the amount of alcohol consumed per occasion.

Authors: Dong Wook Shin, M.D., M.B.A., Dr.P.H., of Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Kyungdo Han, Ph.D., of Soongsil University in Seoul, Republic of Korea, are the corresponding authors.

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