Only 1.5 drinks of alcohol per day significantly increases the risk of cancer.
Alcohol use accounted for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S. That means that almost 20,000 Americans die from cancer each year as a result of drinking. Researchers estimated that each alcohol-related cancer death cost 18 years of potential life. Among women, breast cancer was the top cause of cancer death; in men it was cancers of the upper airway and the esophagus.
PositiveTip: There is no safe threshold for alcohol and cancer risk!