If hangovers, DUI’s, and developing a beer belly wasn’t enough of a reason to not drink in excess here are 7 new reasons to add to that list.

While it has already been established that alcohol is linked to cancer, this is the first study to find that it can be a direct cause of seven different types of cancer.

Not surprisingly, liver and colon cancer can result from excessive alcohol drinking.   Yet surprisingly alcoholism also has been linked to breast cancer and rectal cancer.

It has also been linked to cancer of the larynx or voicebox, the esophagus, the base of your tongue, and other parts of your throat. Oropharyngeal cancer, Oesophageal cancer and Laryngeal cancer are the medical names of these areas.

The conclusion of this study by Jennie Connor reads as follows:

“There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others. Current estimates suggest that alcohol-attributable cancers at these sites make up 5.8% of all cancer deaths worldwide. Confirmation of specific biological mechanisms by which alcohol increases the incidence of each type of cancer is not required to infer that alcohol is a cause.”

She stated her study also showed growing evidence suggesting that alcohol is also linked to skin, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.

In response to this, new government guidelines were drawn up that decrease the weekly recommended safe alcohol intake for men from 21 drinks to 14. However, Jennie Connor stated she recommends that people think of the possible side effects with each drink they take.

“Do as I do when I reach for my glass of wine. Think: do I want the glass of wine or do I want to raise my own risk of breast cancer? I take a decision each time I have a glass.”

We urge you to be safe and educated on the effects and dangers of alcohol consumption. For more information on signs of alcohol abuse please call us today.

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