Bowel Cancer

The following factors are known to increase the likelihood of developing bowel cancer:

–          Age – bowel cancer is much more common in people over 50.

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–          Genetic predisposition – bowel cancer tends to run in families.

–          Red meat consumption – high consumption of red meat has been linked to bowel cancer.


It has been suggested that high alcohol consumption is also a factor which makes people more likely to develop bowel cancer.

Design an epidemiological study which would test this suggestion. (5 marks)