Admittedly, I enjoy a drink or two when socializing with friends. Alcohol in moderation, takes the edge off and allows me to relax. Nonetheless, being a freak on health -- what's good for me, what's not -- to say I was less than thrilled when stumbling on the following article, well, that's an understatement. Keep in mind, smoking plus alcohol use is really bad. Regardless, what the scientists present will be on the forefront of my mind when sitting down with my next loaded beverage:
Article -- No Confusion: Alcohol Causes 7 Cancers (click on title to read)
Article's take to heart message:
Earlier this year, the United Kingdom issued new guidelines on alcohol drinking, recommending that men drink no more than women and warning that any amount of alcohol increases the risk of developing a range of cancers.
Organizations in New Zealand are also taking action. The New Zealand Medical Association, the Cancer Society of New Zealand, and the National Heart Foundation have all adopted evidence-based position statements that "debunk" cardiovascular benefits as a motivation to drink and that highlight cancer risks, Dr Connor said.