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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: 2) by c0lo on Friday November 10 2017, @04:09AM (2 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 10 2017, @04:09AM (#595024) Journal

    If you somehow manage to live long enough,

    ... you haven't drunk enough.
    Remember, with drinking time is not lost, just regrettable wasted (this includes sleeping while wasted)
    There's no better time for drinking like now.

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  • (Score: 1, Redundant) by c0lo on Friday November 10 2017, @04:10AM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 10 2017, @04:10AM (#595025) Journal

    PS (GRI-hips!-IN)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @06:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10 2017, @06:10AM (#595048)
    Wine is fine but whisky's quicker, suicide is slow with liquor.