Oncologists Link Alcohol and Cancer Risk

The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a statement to the American public citing years of research and recommending a widespread reduction of alcohol intake. Writes Business Insider:  

"This is the first time the organization has taken a stance on alcohol and cancer, but it is not the first time that research has found strong links between the two.

This summer, two major research groups found strong evidence that drinking alcohol — as little as a glass of wine or beer a day — increases the risk of developing both pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer. For that report, scientists from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund looked at 119 studies from around the globe and incorporated data from roughly 12 million women as well as some 260,000 cases of breast cancer.

The US Department of Health and Human Services lists alcohol as a known human carcinogen. Research highlighted by the National Cancer Institute suggests that the more alcohol you drink — particularly the more you drink regularly — the higher your risk of developing cancer."

 

Read the full piece from Business Insider here.