Published reports link drinking alcohol to various types of cancer including breast cancer. In fact, the National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists consumption of alcoholic drinks as a known human carcinogen.
According to BreastCancer.Org, drinking alcohol raises the level of estrogen and other hormones connected to breast cancer. Translation? The more a woman drinks, the higher her risk for breast cancer.
But breast cancer is not alone in the showdown between the bottle and bad health risk. Other cancers linked to alcohol consumption include throat, larynx, head, neck, liver and colorectal cancer.
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