Today, we look at new research on alcohol consumption and cancer. The study results indicate a very strong interaction. P-L-E-A-S-E keep these findings in mind!
This post complements the ones noted below:
- Global Cancer Statistics and Risk Factors
- Health and Alcohol Do Not Mix Well
- Health and Alcohol — Another View
Risky Behavior: New Research on Alcohol Consumption and Cancer
A study by Imperial College London researchers finds a higher risk than uncovered before. Across a number of cancers. Interestingly, they report coffee benefits regarding liver cancer.
As summarized by the UK’s Guardian:
Consuming alcohol increases the risk of getting more cancers than previously thought. According to a major study, which also found that drinking coffee protects against liver cancer.
Alcohol consumption is linked to several cancers. Including those of the head and neck – mouth, pharynx, and larynx – esophageal, and bowel. Along with the more widely known connection with breast and liver cancer. These results come from an international team led by Imperial College London..
Also, the study showed that drinking at least one cup of coffee daily is associated with a lower risk of developing liver cancer and basal cell carcinoma of the skin. With the effects observed for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. In addition, the researchers found that eating dairy products and wholegrains reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
Giota Mitrou, director of research and innovation at World Cancer Research Fund, which funded the research, said: “This umbrella review confirms evidence we have for alcohol and coffee in relation to cancer.”
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