UAn alarming new study, published in the scientific journal ‘The Lancet Oncology’, blames alcohol for seven cancers – cancer of the esophagus, throat, larynx, colon, rectum, liver and breast. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from mental health and cancer institutions in the US, Canada, France and Nigeria.
According to Notícias ao Minuto, although researchers suggest that reducing alcohol consumption could be a cancer prevention strategy, one of the authors of the study, Harriet Rumgay, said that many people are not aware of the cause-and-effect relationship between alcohol. and this disease. “Less than one in three Americans recognizes alcohol as a cause of cancer,” he said. However, researchers found that, in 2020, alcohol intake was a factor in 741,300 new cancer diagnoses.
The world’s 741,300 diagnoses of these seven types of alcohol-caused cancer accounted for 4.1% of all cancer diagnoses in 2020. The vast majority of patients were male – males accounted for 568,700, or 77%, of all cancer cases. cancer attributed to alcohol.
Esophageal cancer represented 189,700 of the cases. Liver cancer was responsible for 154,700. The third most prevalent, female breast cancer, was present in 98,300 cases.
The amount of alcohol was the main factor. So, drink in moderation.