10 Apr '11, 7pm

Alcohol significantly raises cancer risk: Study

LONDON - Drinking too much alcohol might account for as much as 10 per cent of cancer cases in men and 3 per cent in women in Europe, scientists said on Friday. German researchers analysed data from France, Italy, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany and Denmark and found 50,400 out of a total of 79,100 cases of certain types of cancers - including bowel and throat tumours - in 2008 were caused by people drinking more than recommended limits. "Many cancer cases could have been avoided if alcohol consumption was limited to two alcoholic drinks per day in men and one alcoholic drink per day in women ... (which is) the recommendations of many health organisations," said Ms Madlen Schutze of the German Institute of Human Nutrition, who led the study. A standard drink contains about 12 grams of alcohol and is equivalent to one 125ml glass of wine or a half pint of b...

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