Drinking causes cancer

first_imgOxford research has discovered that even moderate drinking increases the risk of cancer in women.The study followed 1.3 million women over an average of seven years, and found that a regular tipple increased risk of cancer by 6% relative to the 300,000 teetotallers in the group.The results were corrected for a variety of factors such as age, weight, smoking, exercise and use of contraceptive pills, and applied regardless of the type of alcohol consumed.Oxford’s Dr Naomi Allen, the lead researcher, said, “These findings suggest that even relatively low levels of drinking-about one or two alcoholic drinks every day-increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer.”last_img