Study Links Beer & Liquor Consumption With Increased Risk of Multiple Cancers

by: cancercompass

Drinking beer or liquor on a regular basis may increase the risk of several different cancers in men, reports Reuters.

Research published in Cancer Prevention and Detection analyzed the cancer risk of 3,600 Canadian men ages 35 to 70. Findings suggest the men who averaged at least one drink per day had higher risks for a variety of cancers than men who drank occasionally or not at all.

Specifically, beer and liquor consumption - not wine - heightened overall risks for being diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate.

Cancer risks only increased based on each man's lifetime alcohol consumption, according to the study.