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Alcohol & Cancer – New Evidence

December 6, 2012

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.

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2 Responses to “ Alcohol & Cancer – New Evidence ”

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  2. George R. Andrews on December 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I draw an inference here that possibly the problem is chronic high level of acetaldehyde. Not much data to support this but it is an interesting hypothesis. Higher frequency drinking would tend to keep the acetaldehyde level high on average. I couple this with the FACT that acetaldehyde is carcinogenic (probably by the fact that it causes cross-linking of sister chromatids). Another single data point is that I developed cancers, including prostate cancer. It is well established that I have had a life-long problem of chronic acetaldehyde poisoning (from chronic yeast infections). This seems to be due to a narrowly focused immunity deficiency. Russ Andrews bmgei@earthlink.net

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