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Alcohol, a Leading Cause of Cancer Death

Studies have shown that alcohol consumption is linked to many types of cancers, including cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, breast, liver, colon and rectum. It is estimated that it accounts for about 4% of deaths due to cancer worldwide. Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, from the Department of Medicine at BUSM and colleagues from the National Cancer Institute, the Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health report that about 20,000 cancer deaths related to alcohol intake occur annually in the US. This accounts for 3.5% of all deaths due to cancer. The researchers […]

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Light to Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Cancer Risk

Most studies investigating the health risks associated with alcohol drinking demonstrate that heavy consumption increases one’s risk for chronic diseases like cancer or liver disease. However, recent studies also suggest that even light to moderate alcohol drinking may increase one’s risk for serious disease. A more recent analysis suggests, however, that the apparent increased risk for cancer associated with light to moderate drinking may be due to underreporting or lying about one’s drinking habits. Previous studies have suggested that consuming even as little as one alcoholic drink per day may be associated with an increased likelihood for developing breast cancer […]

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