Alcohol Use Linked to More Cancers
February 18, 2006
Excessive drinking can increase your risk of getting cancer of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, breast, pancreas, and lungs. It is possible that a large percentage of cancer is caused by alcohol intake.
According to a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the more alcohol you consume, the higher your risk.
However, researchers suggested drinking in moderation, rather than complete abstention, because of alcohol's protective benefits with regard to cardiovascular disease.The World Health Organization has estimated that alcohol has caused over 2 million deaths worldwide each year. Alcohol-related diseases are a particular problem in central and Eastern Europe.