Science Has Come Up With Determining How Much Alcohol Intake Causes Liver Cancer

April 1, 2015

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has reviewed 34 previous studies done on 8.2 million people who drink alcoholic beverages stated We all know that drinking a lot of alcohol can lead to cirrhosis that turns into liver cancer said Gianfrancesco Genoso. According to the results, over 24,500 participants were diagnosed with liver cancer because they drank more than three alcoholic drinks per day. Alcoholic beverages contain class 1 carcinogen that is as bad as tobacco and asbestos. Of all the 200 different types of cancers, liver cancer has one of the lowest survival rates next to pancreatic cancer. Andrea Mclean, who directs the United Kingdom WRCF branch, said that previously, no one knew exactly how much alcohol consumption could lead to liver cancer until the studies were done.

There is evidence that in Britain, 1 in 100 men and 1 in 200 women are diagnosed with liver cancer. Dr. Sarah Jarvis, Drinkaware’s medical adviser, suggests people need to follow the guidelines when it comes to responsible drinking. She suggests women drink 2-3 units daily or 175ml, 13 percent wine. Men should drink 3-4 units per day or one and half pints of 4 percent beer. Any amount of alcohol in excess of 2-3 units for women and 3-4 units for men will result in fatty liver. It is also recommended that overweight people should not drink because it will only increase the chances of mortality.

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