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Like Sugar, Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Cancer

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  • Alcohol consumption not only drives up your net carbohydrate intake, and thus glucose, but also releases toxic acetaldehyde as a first metabolite
  • Even light use of alcohol is linked to cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon and, in women, breast
  • Carbohydrates in alcohol contribute to an increased amount of blood sugar, also linked to the development and progression of cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly one-third of Americans are obese, incurring an estimated annual medical cost of $147 billion. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014 there was no state with a prevalence of obesity less than 20 percent.


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