Drinking is something many people enjoy doing, but there have been numerous studies over the years that have linked alcohol consumption to multiple health concerns. Despite there being some studies that claim a drink every now and then is healthy, a more recent study says that drinking alcohol can cause up to 7 different kinds of cancer. You may need a drink after reading this.
The study, published in the journal Addiction, found strong evidence that alcohol can actually cause cancer in several places in your body, The different types of cancers that have been confirmed in this list include: liver, colon, rectum, female breast, larynx (throat organ), orolynx (behind the mouth), and esophagus.
The study reports that ‘in the last decade there has been more research, literature, reviews and comment on the association of alcohol consumption with cancer. In some parts of the world the scientific consensus that alcohol causes cancer has already led to more explicit consideration of cancer risk in policy-making, and programmes to increase public knowledge of the risks.’
The research also explained that the current estimate of the cancers caused by alcohol consumption make up for 5.8 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide. Scary stuff.
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