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Doctors have also suspected a link between drinking and cancer, but the details of that link have been hazy – until now.
- Mouth and throat
Drinking alcohol causes those cancers in a number of ways.
For one, when booze directly comes into contact with cells in the body, it quickly gets turned into acetaldehyde – which is a known carcinogen that damages DNA.
Booze also acts as a solvent, making it easy for other toxins in the environment to enter the body and cause damage. That beer gut? It also leads to cancer too, as obesity increases a person’s cancer risk significantly.
No Safe Limit
But surely this only affects heavy drinkers, right?
No, even those who drink low to moderate amounts are at an increased risk of cancer, according to the “Addiction” review.
Jennie Connor, author of the review, says that 5.8% of all cancer deaths worldwide can be attributed to alcohol use. That means that over half a million people died of alcohol-related cancer last year.
It’s too bad alcohol taxes raked in $9.64 billion in revenue last year.
Source: David Wolfe
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