Why the Recent Alcohol Statistics Are So Alarming
The Risks of Regular Alcohol Consume & Cancer
This morning I came across an interesting study, which, for the first time, linked alcohol consumption to seven forms of cancer. The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper, reported that even people consuming low to moderate amounts were at risk of cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breasts.
This comes at a time, where alcohol-related deaths in the US have reached a 35-year high. In 2014, alone more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol poisonings and cirrhosis of the liver, a 37% increase since 2002. And to put it in perspective, this means that almost 1 out of 10,000 Americans has died from alcohol-induced causes!
But not only your liver is at risk. Alcohol increases your risk of heart disease, strokes and pancreatitis. A growing body of evidence further suggests that alcohol is likely to cause skin, prostate and pancreatic cancer with the risk increasing in relation to the amount consumed.
Health experts worldwide have endorsed the recent findings to tackle widespread public ignorance about how closely alcohol and cancer are connected. As a result, the study sparked renewed calls for what I’ve been proposing all along: Alcohol-free days during each week and not to binge on the weekends.
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And hey, if you don’t drink, don’t start!