Drinking Alcohol Leads to Cancer Not Health Benefits Claims Study
So all those interesting reports that you read online and see in the news, about the health benefits of Alcohol, what they actually mean is Cancer.
A new independent, non alcohol company funded study shows, that:
There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others. Current estimates suggest that alcohol-attributable cancers at these sites make up 5.8% of all cancer deaths world-wide
Wait what? That means you almost 6% of the worlds population can be Cancer-free by simply not drinking Alcohol. The most easily attributed forms include Cancer particularly for pancreas, prostate and skin (melanoma). The study goes on to state : The mechanisms by which alcohol causes cancer are not well understood, but are thought to depend upon the target organ . Pure ethanol does not act as a carcinogen in animal studies, and evidence that it causes mutations directly in humans is weak . For cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus and liver there is strong evidence that DNA damage is due to acetaldehyde.
The report also goes to mention, that there is a safe drinking limit for alcohol, but it will not agree with most people who enjoy cocktails and such. In the mean while Here are some mojito tricks to cool off this crazy heat.