Fondness for alcohol may put an individual at high risk of developing cancer of the breast, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, oral cavity, colon, and rectum.
The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on data obtained from studies that explored the relationship between long-term intake of alcohol and the likelihood of acquiring cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, and upper aero-digestive tract. A total of 39 studies was included in this meta-analysis.
Researchers found out that habitual drinking of alcohol promoted the formation, growth, and spread of cancerous cells in the breast, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, oral cavity, colon, and rectum. The results of this study show that long-term intake of alcohol may play a role in increasing the risk of having cancer of breast, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon, and rectum.