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Heavy drinking was the most carcinogenic, but even one or two drinks a day was associated with a slight increase in cancer risk.
Even lower levels of alcohol use by women puts them at a greater risk for several severe illnesses.
Suppression of hepatitis B virus with antiviral treatment lowered the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by 58%.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
Findings call for implementation of policies and cancer control efforts to reduce alcohol consumption.
New guidelines recommend focusing on healthy foods but don’t restrict added sugars or alcohol as much as some experts had hoped.
There is strong evidence that consumption of alcoholic drinks increases the risk of six types of cancer.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
Those who reported either an increase or decrease in imbibing were more likely to experience stress and anxiety.
Experts at American Institute for Cancer Research discuss breast cancer risk factors and recommendations on how to lower the risk.
Any amount of alcohol can increase a person’s risk for several types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, esophagus, and liver.
University of Colorado Cancer Center’s dietician Valaree Williams, MS, RD, discusses the new American Cancer Society alcohol guidelines.
What’s the most important message about cancer prevention we should take away from this new American Cancer Society guideline?
More emphasis on reducing the consumption of processed and red meat and alcohol, and increasing physical activity
Goals for reducing obesity prevalence, excessive alcohol use and cigarette smoking aren’t being met to lower cancer risk
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