Moderate alcohol drinkers are just as at risk as those who are dependent on them. We should at least remember this from a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Oncology. According to the study, almost ten cancers are linked to increased alcohol consumption. These include, for example, cancers of the oral cavity, throat, larynx, esophagus, colon, liver and breast in women.
More than 100,000 new cancer cases worldwide
The study insists that those who consume up to two glasses of alcohol per day represent “more than 100,000 new cancer cases worldwide” in 2020 were cancer of the esophagus (190,000 cases), liver cancer (155,000 cases) and breast cancer in women (98,000 cases) Cases), announced the International Center in a press release.
Do you need to raise awareness?
For Dr. Isabelle Soerjomataram, one of the centre’s managers, these figures show “the need to implement strategies and effective measures to raise public awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk and to reduce alcohol consumption overall”.