“Cheers” to Cancer?
How much alcohol consumption is safe when it comes to the risk of cancer?
The conclusion of the chapter on alcohol consumption in the 2014 World Cancer Report is clear: no amount of alcohol is safe when it comes to cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared alcohol to be a carcinogen in 1988, and the evidence has been building ever since. Solid data supports a causal relationship with cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon, liver and female breast.
PositiveTip: No amount of alcohol is safe for cancer risk!
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.