Alcohol, Cancer - 7 Types of It - Directly Linked

by Jared Lewis July 24, 2016, 7:54
Alcohol, Cancer - 7 Types of It - Directly Linked

The major study of existing global research said there was strong evidence of a direct harmful effect of drinking, although the biological reasons for this remained unclear.

Alcohol consumption may cause seven types of cancer, including that of oesophagus, liver, colon and breasts, even in moderate drinkers, new research has warned.

The analysis carried out by Jennie Connor of the University of Otago, in New Zealand included comprehensive reviews conducted by the prestigious organizations, which include the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research among others.

To eliminate the risk, "you have to consumer none."

It is estimated more than two in five people in Scotland will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.

"In light of the strengthening of the evidence and the UK's Chief Medical Officers' guidelines, the Government has a responsibility to ensure the public are more informed of the risks of drinking". So it's possible that in reality, you drink a lower amount than the people in these studies and are putting yourself less at risk.

A new study has declared that alcohol is bad for us. For people who stop drinking alcohol, the risk of suffering some cancer types is reduced.

"It's not clear that there are any new implications, since moderation in alcohol consumption is already official advice".

Scientists have known for decades of a link between booze and cancer, but it was only ever an association between the two.

"Population-wide reduction in alcohol consumption will have an important effect on the incidence of [cancer], while targeting the heaviest drinkers alone has limited potential", she wrote in the study.

This group was defined as men who drink more than four alcoholic beverages in a day and women who drink more than three alcoholic beverages in a day. There are also causal contributions in other areas such as the prostate, pancreas and skin.

It says that while previous reviews have only been able to note an association between alcohol and cancer, the latest examination of the most recent research is strong enough to say that alcohol is a cause of these cancers. And the few that are aware of the link may be skeptical of it based on misleading health stories and competing reports on the potential benefits of drinking. One theory is that alcohol damages DNA. As in, the researchers have a hunch that people say they drink less than they actually do.

"Having some alcohol-free days each week is a good way to cut down on the amount you're drinking".

That's a lot of different places to get cancer.


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