Most people are not aware that drinking alcohol raises the risk of cancer, or they choose to disbelieve it because they enjoy drinking.
Long term moderate to high alcohol consumption raises the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, liver, colon, pancreas, rectum, skin and breast.
The main way alcohol increases cancer risk is via acetaldehyde. This is a toxic compound produced when your body breaks down alcohol. As your liver metabolises alcohol, it is initially converted into acetaldehyde, which is actually more toxic than alcohol. Acetaldehyde can cause oxidative damage to nearly any organ or tissue in the body. Read More »