Alcohol Consumption Linked to Cancer

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Cancer

Source: Lisa Chedekel, "Study Shows Alcohol Consumption Is a Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer Death in the U.S." Boston University School of Public Health, 15 February 2013.

A "new study finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption -- just 1.5 drinks per day -- is a major factor in cancer deaths, causing years of life lost to illness."

"Previous studies have shown that alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and liver. More recent research has shown that alcohol also increases the risk of cancers of the colon, rectum and female breast."

"The relationship between alcohol and cancer is strong, but is not widely appreciated by the public and remains underemphasized even by physicians," said the paper's senior author, Dr. Timothy Naimi, associate professor of medicine and public health. "Alcohol is a big preventable cancer risk factor that has been hiding in plain sight.""

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).