Alcohol Associated with 740,000+ New Cases of Cancer in 2020 Alone

Everyone knows smoking cigarettes is linked with lung cancer, but few recognize drinking alcohol significantly increases the risk of cancer. Research has now found that 4.1% of all newly diagnosed cases of esophageal, mouth, larynx, colon, rectum, liver and breast cancers in 2020 can be attributed to drinking alcohol. That is 741,300 people! Men account for three-quarters of the alcohol-related cancers. While heavy drinking (140 daily grams or more, or 5 ounces) contributed the most cases, and even low levels of alcohol (10 daily grams or less, or 0.33 ounces) contributed to the risk of cancer.

PositiveTip: The Bible said it first, “Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1). Today, science is also saying stay away from alcohol.