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.