Alcohol consumption is the direct cause of seven cancers. To such conclusion came the scientists from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
According to a study published in the journal Addiction, alcohol use causes cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast.
Approximately half a million people, consumed alcohol, died from cancer in 2012. This is 5.8% of all deaths from cancer worldwide, reports TASS.
If this threat is not only high doses of alcohol: the study authors noted that low and moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages is also not safe.
The connection between moderate alcohol consumption and protection of the organism from cardiovascular disease, referred to earlier by many researchers, scientists this time have not found.
Insights of new Zealanders based on meta-analysis of studies conducted over the past ten years the largest American and international organizations dealing with prevention and fighting of cancer.