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posted by martyb on Friday November 10 2017, @12:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the Yikes!-Cancer?-I-need-a-drink! dept.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a statement (open, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1155) (DX) discussing the links between alcohol consumption and cancer:

The statement provides evidence of a connection between light drinking and an increased risk of esophageal and breast cancer. Heavy drinkers face a much longer list of risks, including mouth cancer, throat cancer, cancer of the voice box, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer. That's a whole lot of cancers.

"The message is not, 'Don't drink.' It's, 'If you want to reduce your cancer risk, drink less," said Dr. Noelle LoConte, lead author of the statement. "And if you don't drink, don't start." She says this "subtle" take on the issue is somewhat less cautionary than the warnings about smoking. But the message rings the same.

The doctors behind the statement aimed to draw attention to what they view as a public health problem and advocate for a push towards better education and research.

Also at Medscape and ASCO (shorter press release).

Previously: Study Shows 3 Drinks a Day May Cause Liver Cancer

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @01:05AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @01:05AM (#594956)

    I shuda been dead, like couple decades ago.

    Making me light up again. American Spirit is the shit.

    Maybe it's the sushi and sashimi that keep me alive. Them Japs live a long ass time.

  • (Score: 2) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Friday November 10 2017, @02:10AM (2 children)

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <> on Friday November 10 2017, @02:10AM (#594989) Homepage Journal

    .. by mercury poisoning. Wikipedia cited two specific people.

    To eat them when dining out should be OK, but the two dead people ate them every day for twenty years.

    Yes I Have No Bananas. []
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @03:17AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @03:17AM (#595010)

      Oh well, I ain't dead yet. More raw fish for me.

      Actually, raw beef, too, with some sesame oil.

      But I ain't crazy. Some fools eat raw chicken - what dumb asses.