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Even a Drink a Day Boosts Cancer Death Risk, Alcohol Study Finds

(2/19/2013)

Even a Drink a Day Boosts Cancer Death Risk, Alcohol Study Finds
NBC News
February 14, 2013

The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in the U.S. in three decades shows that booze can be blamed for nearly 20,000 deaths a year -- and it’s not just the heavy drinkers.  Certainly those who downed three or more drinks a day accounted for most of the deaths from seven kinds of cancer, up to 60 percent, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.  But consuming just 1.5 drinks a day -- or less -- was associated with up to 35 percent of those cancer deaths, suggesting that any alcohol use carries some risk. 

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Keywords: drink, day, boosts, cancer, death, risk, alcohol, study



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