1 in 7 cases due to moderate consumption – La Nouvelle Tribune

Moderate drinkers are at the same risk as those who depend on them. At least that’s what one should remember from a study published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology. According to the study, about ten cancers are linked to excessive alcohol consumption. These include, for example, cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon, rectum, liver, and breast in women.

More than 100,000 new cancer cases worldwide

The study stressed that people who consume up to two glasses of alcohol per day, “More than 100,000 new cases of cancer in the world” in 2020. “In 2020, the cancer types with the highest number of new cases of alcohol use were esophageal cancer (190,000 cases), liver cancer (155,000 cases) and breast cancer in women (98,000 cases)”, said the International Center for Research on Cancer (Circ) in a press release.

Need to raise awareness?

for Dr. Isabel Sorjomataram The figures show who is one of the managers of this center “The need to raise public awareness of the association between alcohol consumption and cancer risk and implement effective policies and interventions to reduce overall alcohol consumption”.


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