A new scientific study has shown that alcohol is the leading cause of 7 different types of cancer’s! Is it worth the risk? Read on…
Did you know that alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer and even low to moderate consumption is a risk?
Evidence accumulated over recent years in the scientific journal of Addiction, implicates alcohol in the development of breast, colon, liver, oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus and rectum cancer.
Growing evidence has also suggested that alcohol is likely to cause skin, prostate and pancreatic cancer.
The highest risks are undoubtedly associated with the heaviest drinking, but drinkers experience a considerable burden with low to moderate consumption.
In February, Prof Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, caused a stir by warning women that drinking alcohol could cause breast cancer. She told a parliamentary hearing: “Do as I do when I reach for my glass of wine. Think, do I want to raise my own risk of breast cancer? I take a decision each time I have a glass.”
More positively, there is some evidence that drinkers who give up alcohol could reverse their risk of laryngeal, pharyngeal and liver cancer, and that their risk reduces the longer they avoid alcohol.
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