Under the Microscope
5:24 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The risks of alcohol abuse

This week, we’ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention. 

More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented. That’s according to a new article published recently by researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University.

St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra spoke with lead author Dr. Graham Colditz about what we know about cancer — and why more isn’t being done to prevent it.

And, April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day. Throughout the day, hospitals, clinics and colleges across the nation will offer free, anonymous testing for alcoholism. Ken Sher is a professor in MU’s Dept of Psychology. He studies alcoholism, and talked to me about the risk factors, beginning with the symptoms of abuse.

 

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