The consumption of alcohol has been attributable to most forms of cancer. If you do drink, the questions you probably have are: how much can I drink and how often? The exact answer will depend on a number of factors relating to your gender, weight, age, etc.
But a new study begins to answer those questions. Researchers found following correlations:
- Higher-frequency drinking increased the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer and all-site cancer mortality among women.
- Higher-quantity drinking increased the risk of colorectal cancer mortality among women and all-site cancer mortality among men.
Please be mindful that this study was not exhaustive. And while future studies will likely provide additional information, they can’t predict alcohol’s effect on you.
What this study should tell you is that you can maintain your health better if you limit your drinking both in quantity and in frequency. A couple of drinks occasionally is a much safer choice than occasional binge drinking or habitual drinking.