Friday, February 22, 2013

The Alcoholic-Cancer Link: Study Shows Even One Drink a Day Could Be Risky

Even moderate alcohol use may substantially increase the risk of dying from cancer, according to a new study published online February 14 in the American Journal of Public Health. Alcohol use accounts for about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths annually, according to the study. Most deaths seemed to occur among people who consumed more than three alcoholic drinks a day, but those who consumed 1.5 beverages daily may account for up to one-third of those deaths, the researchers found.

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Alcohol & Cancer Risk: A Guide for Health Professionals

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