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Alcohol promotes growth of blood vessels supplying tumor

Alcohol consumption has previously been linked with increased cancer growth but it has now been discovered that this occurs because alcohol increases the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumor. The study was done on chicken embryos implanted with human cancer cells.

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Date: 13 December 2004

Source: Reuters Health - UK

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