In a new study of Japanese researchers, they have found a connection between lifelong drinking to an increased risk of cancer. Even light alcohol for a lifetime can be harmful to an individual. On Monday, in the journal of cancer, data of the last ten years has been published. It shows research on tracking the health of patients across Japan who had hospitalized. This data is on various parameters. Patients were asked about their diet, drinking habits, as well as how much they drink daily and how long they had been drinking habits. Using this data, the researcher compared 62,950 adult patients approximately with the same number of patients without cancer. The patients without cancer were of the same age and sex. This type of study is known as case-control.
Correlated to those who reported non-drinking, the researchers found a high risk of cancer with people who would be treated light to moderate drinkers. Those who consumed standard alcohol every day (example- 3 shots of whiskey or 15 glass of beer), they had six percent more chances to develop cancer. Even some factors like smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure are critical factors for a disease like cancer. Some researchers found that there is a high risk of cancer from drinking, particularly breast, head, liver, and neck cancer.
But the latest study has highlighted that light alcohol consumption is not harmless. This statement is from the alcohol industry expert and even some doctors. Some researchers have suggested that consuming light alcohol can boost heart health; other researchers have some doubt on this assumption. And most of the people don’t even know about cancer and alcohol link in the first place. As per the UK researchers, they found that 23 percent of women were treated for breast cancer. Drinking alcohol was also one of the main factors for breast cancer. The most shocking news was that only 47 percent of health care staff were aware of this.