Alcohol Being Blamed For Increasing Cancer Risk

Posted on: 8:05 am, February 19, 2013, by , updated on: 05:28pm, February 18, 2013

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(Memphis) A new study is blaming alcohol for causing approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States each year.

Researchers say breast cancer was the most common type of alcohol-attributable cancer deaths in women.

Cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus were the most common types
in men.

And while the higher the amount of alcohol, the higher the risk, researchers say even the average of one and a half drinks each day or less, accounted for 30 percent of all alcohol-related cancer deaths.

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