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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 26 2015, @06:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the first-they-came-for-your-smokes dept.

Source The Guardian

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has pinpointed the level of drinking implicated in liver cancer after undertaking what it says was the biggest review so far of the evidence on the relationship between diet, weight, physical activity and the disease.

Its assessment of 34 previous studies covering 8.2 million people, more than 24,500 of whom had liver cancer, revealed “strong evidence” linking intake of three drinks a day to the disease.

“Around three or more drinks per day can be enough to cause liver cancer,” said Amanda Mclean, director of the charity’s UK branch. “Until now we were uncertain about the amount of alcohol likely to lead to liver cancer. But the research reviewed in this report is strong enough, for the first time, to be more specific about this.”

The WCRF’s findings prompted the Alcohol Health Alliance, a coalition of health organisations, to claim that alcohol is so toxic that cans and bottles should carry health warnings.

“Alcohol, like tobacco and asbestos, is a class 1 carcinogen and it is totally unacceptable that the public is not provided with such basic information”, said Prof Sir Ian Gilmore, the alliance’s chair.

On the flip side...

The WCRF’s analysis also found strong evidence that coffee could help protect against liver cancer, though it did not specify the amounts someone needs to drink.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday March 26 2015, @11:07AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday March 26 2015, @11:07AM (#162665) Homepage
    Fuck health - I'm a ticker!

    http://www.ratebeer.com/user/51287/ : "9899 beer ratings · 337 place ratings" (And I have a backlog of a couple of hundred beers to type in from several different trips abroad, so I'm well over 10000)

    That requires a *lot* of drinking and going to pubs and beer festivals. I have such a horrible hobby ;-)
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 26 2015, @01:39PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 26 2015, @01:39PM (#162711)

    You're doing god's work, son!

  • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Thursday March 26 2015, @04:38PM

    by Hairyfeet (75) <bassbeast1968NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Thursday March 26 2015, @04:38PM (#162795) Journal

    Meh you are gonna die of something, might as well be something you enjoy, right ;-)

    I just got lucky somebody came up with vaping so I can indulge my little habit without fogging out the wife, downside is she keeps buying me these funky fruity flavors so she can use me as an air freshener :-(

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    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Friday March 27 2015, @10:21AM

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Friday March 27 2015, @10:21AM (#163152) Homepage
      Absolutely. The plan is for the heart, kidney, liver, and brain to all go within a month of each other. I'd hate to die with any working organs, that would mean I didn't abuse them enough. (Not a smoker, so the lungs will probably survive.)
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      • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Friday March 27 2015, @03:51PM

        by Hairyfeet (75) <bassbeast1968NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday March 27 2015, @03:51PM (#163212) Journal

        Try vaping, its pleasurable as hell, cheap, and reading as many articles as I can it might even...gasp!...be good for you as it helps keep crap from building in your lungs as its the same stuff used in asthma inhalers. Right now I'm vaping RY4, a delicious mix of tobacco, vanilla, and caramel, and lately I've been trying to use those funky fruity flavors the missus gives me instead of having desserts and so far has lost nearly 10 pounds.

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