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Proportion and number of cancer cases and deaths attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors in the United States.

​Unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits, such as cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, physical inactivity, and consumption of diets high in red and processed meats and low in fruits, vegetables, fiber, and calcium, may increase an individual's risk of developing cancer.

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Alcohol and Cancer: A Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

​Alcohol consumers are highly vulnerable to oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal (squamous cell carcinoma), liver, breast, and colorectal cancers.

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Alcohol Significantly Increases Cancer Risk

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Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide. Each year, over 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 7 million persons die from cancer annually. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in every 6 deaths recorded worldwide. These numbers are frightening, but our lifestyle choices can influence our risk of developing cancer. The fin...
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Alcohol Helps Fuel Pancreatitis Risk

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About 2 billion people across the world consume alcoholic drinks. The United States is among the world's upper echelon in terms of alcohol consumption by volume. The findings from a 2012 Gallup's Annual Consumption Habits Poll revealed that roughly four in ten Americans are regular consumers of alcoholic drinks. Despite the claim by the alcohol ind...
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Alcohol consumption and risk of melanoma among women: pooled analysis of eight case-control studies.

Women who are frequent consumers of alcohol may be more prone to develop melanoma.

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Marky Yvanovich
This is inline with a recent video I saw on nutritionfacts.org concerning antioxidant levels and how they can protect against sunb... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:13
Sean Carney
Now that is an interesting question for sure. :-)
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:21
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Alcohol intake and risk of incident gout in men: a prospective study.

Generous intake of alcoholic drinks, especially beer and spirits, may increase the risk of developing gout in men.

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Alcohol Intake Boosts Gout Risk

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About 2 billion people in the world consume alcoholic drinks. Americans spent approximately 219.52 billion dollars on alcoholic beverages from 2006 to 2015. To the people manufacturing alcoholic beverages, these are great figures, healthful to their bottom line. While alcoholic beverage producers are smiling to the bank, the con...
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Chris Dove
So the purines in legumes are not a problem??
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25
Sean Carney
Interesting question Chris,I suspect it might because the fiber has not been removed that the purines in whole foods are beneficia... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:43
Chris Dove
Seems that it's a matter of purine concentration. Animal products and beer (high). Plant foods (low)http://www.webmd.com/arthritis... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:04
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Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an overall and dose-response meta-analysis of published studies.

Alcohol consumers are more likely to develop colorectal cancer than non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

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Recent evidence on alcohol and cancer epidemiology.

Alcohol drinkers are highly vulnerable to oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, colorectal, liver, and breast cancers.

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Alcohol drinking and the risk of colorectal cancer death: a meta-analysis.

Chronic alcohol drinkers are at increased risk of dying from colorectal cancer.

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Female breast cancer and alcohol consumption: a review of the literature.

A surge in breast cancer risk is associated with alcohol consumption.

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Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption

Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption
There are many reasons why consuming alcohol is not a smart decision. Studies have shown another reason why women should stay away from alcoholic drinks: it increases breast cancer risk. Breast cancer is the number one leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, nearly 1.7 million new...
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