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A group of scientists from the University of Sheffield (Sheffield University) published the results of a study confirming the existence of the relationship between alcohol consumption and development of cancer.
About 6% of deaths worldwide are associated with alcohol use. Alcohol can cause more than 60 different diseases, among which there are several types of cancer. In 2012, cancer caused by alcohol, he died about half a million people worldwide.
Regular consumption of alcohol increases the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the larynx, oral cavity, esophagus, pharynx and liver cancer. This list, published earlier, added another point – the alcohol provokes the development of prostate cancer. Bowel cancer and breast cancer – the most common form of cancer, and esophageal cancer is less common and more difficult to treat.
The risk of cancer was higher, the more alcohol consumed, but the risk were those who drank very little. The decrease in the number of drink helped to reduce the risk of cancer.
The researchers provide data about the frequency of occurrence in the UK associated with alcohol forms of cancer. They explain that since the 1960s people began to drink more alcohol, but because of cancer, triggered by alcohol, began to meet more often. The authors believe that people are not informed that alcohol can cause cancer.