Drinking Alcohol May Lead to 7 Types of Cancer

A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of seven kinds of cancer. Scientists link even moderate drinking to a higher risk.drinking alcohol

These seven types include head, neck, esophageal, liver colorectal and female breast cancer, according to the analysis of studies examined the connection between drinking alcohol and cancer.

Jennie Connor from the University of Otago, New Zealand, conducted the analysis in which comprehensive reviews conducted over the past decade by the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer were included among others. The findings lead to the conclusion that alcohol-attributable cancers of those 7 types make up nearly 5% of all cancer deaths worldwide.

It appears there is no matter which type of alcohol beverage a person consumes – wine, beer, or hard liquor. The higher alcohol consumption, the higher the risk of cancer is. The author called this relationship “dose-response relationship.”

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