Increases the risk of bowel cancer. Doctor Belousov named the pros and cons of drinking beer

Gastroenterologist Evgeny Belousov: there is research data indicating a connection between drinking beer and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Doctor Belousov said in a comment RIAMO pros and cons of drinking beer. According to him, a foamy drink in moderate quantities can be useful for relaxation or improving appetite and general tone. The doctor stated that some studies confirm the positive effect of beer, especially unfiltered beer, on the composition of intestinal microflora and digestive function.

At the same time, Belousov noted, regular consumption of beer can harm the body in different ways.

“There may be more disadvantages. The alcohol contained in beer can irritate the gastric mucosa, which can lead to increased symptoms of gastritis, stomach ulcers or reflux esophagitis,” the gastroenterologist warned.
The expert emphasized that beer is not dangerous for the liver strictly if consumed in moderation. In large quantities, this drink can cause organ obesity.

In addition, beer drunk in large quantities can cause digestive problems – bloating, heartburn, vomiting, and bowel dysfunction. Also, addiction to it increases the risk of intestinal cancer.

“Some studies link excessive beer consumption with an increased risk of developing intestinal cancer,” the specialist stated.
Earlier, the portal wrote that Chelyabinsk doctor Dmitry Tarasov named the symptoms of colorectal cancer that are usually noticed first.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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