Alcohol increases risk of cancer in women - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/24/09

Alcohol increases risk of cancer in women

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Although there have been many studies that have proven that moderate amounts of alcohol, particularly red wine, are good for your heart, researchers in the United Kingdom say alcohol consumption of any type may increase the risk of cancer in their study of more than a million women.  The study suggests alcohol may account for nearly 13% of cancers involving the breast, liver, rectum, and parts of the digestive tract.

Now, experts at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland have written an editorial on the new study and they say the risk for cancer associated with alcohol may outweigh any cardiovascular benefits.

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