Alcohol Consumption Can Directly Cause Cancer New Genetic Study Finds
A large genetic study tracking 150,000 subjects for over a decade has affirmed the direct causal link between drinking alcohol and developing cancer.

The findings particularly link oesophageal cancers and head and neck cancers with alcohol consumption. Although researchers have pointed to associations between alcohol consumption and cancer for many years it has been challenging to understand exactly just how directly alcohol causes cancer, as opposed to the many deleterious lifestyle factors that often coincide with drinking.

Heavy alcohol use is often associated with poor diet, smoking, and lack of exercise – all factors known to increase risk of cancer. So some have suggested it is these factors that mostly account for any correlation seen between alcohol consumption and cancer.

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