Published in Health and Medicine Week, December 19th, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, "The relation between asbestos exposure and colorectal cancer remains controversial. The authors of this 1984-2004 US study examined the association among 3,897 occupationally exposed participants in the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) for chemoprevention of lung cancer, followed prospectively for 10-18 years."
"When a Cox stratified proportional hazards model was used, risks of colorectal cancer were elevated among male heavy smokers exposed...
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