Increased alcohol consumption associated with higher cancer risk

Individuals who increased alcohol consumption had higher risks for both alcohol-associated and all cancer types, according to results of a Korean population-based cohort study published in JAMA Network Open.However, those who reduced their drinking or maintained abstinence from alcohol had lower cancer risk, researchers wrote.Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death and accounted for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Third after tobacco use and excess body weight, alcohol consumption is a key modifiable cancer risk factor and established cause of at least seven cancerRead More

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