Long-term ill-effects of drinking are well-known and the cancer prevention committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) confirms this. It establishes a strong link between light drinking and the risk of breast and esophageal cancer in women. The review published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology also affirmed the role of heavy drinking in increasing susceptibility to other types of cancers, such as liver cancer, throat and mouth cancer, colorectal cancer and cancer of the voice box.
According to the published review, even one drink a day heightens premenopausal breast cancer risk by 5 percent and postmenopausal risk by 9 percent. The paper was published after an extensive analysis of already published data, which made the researchers conclude that nearly 5.5 percent of all the novel cases of cancers and nearly 6 percent of cancer-related deaths across the world can be attributed to alcohol.
The paper was published with a view to:
Multiple surveys have reflected that alcohol consumption is on the rise in the United States — among women, across different age groups, racial minorities, and rich and poor but unfortunately, only a handful of adults can identify alcohol as a risk factor for cancer, as reported by a survey conducted by ASCO, comprising more than 4,000 adults.
Tips on cutting down alcohol intake
Given the potential risks associated with alcohol consumption, one should quit drinking or reduce the intake gradually. To begin with, one can try the following strategies to build resistance:
Raising a toast to recovery
Alcohol consumption can completely mess up a person’s life from all the quarters. It can affect the physical and mental health, finances, relationships, social life and even career. People addicted to alcohol often indulge in risk-taking behavior like driving under the influence, unsafe sexual practices and other criminal activities. By choosing an alcohol-free life, one can be a loving partner, responsible family member and a good professional.
Sovereign Health of Texas empathizes with people suffering from addiction to any kind of harmful substances, including alcohol. The clinicians working at our alcohol addiction center in Texas provide evidence-based treatment to patients in accordance with their needs. You can contact our 24/7 helpline 866-399-5740 or chat online with one of our representatives to learn more about alcohol addiction treatment center in Texas.
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