Drinking just one glass of alcohol every day increases the risk of cancer, a new study conducted by Italian researchers reveals.
Researchers at University of Milan revealed that light drinking is linked with more than 34,000 deaths across the world every year. The researchers observed more than 150,000 men and women, of which 92,000 were light drinkers, and found that drinking just one glass of alcohol every day increases the risk of mouth, pharynx, oesophagus and breast cancers.
Advertisement"Alcohol increases the risk of cancer even at low doses. Given the high proportion of light drinkers in the population, and the high prevalence of these tumours, especially of breast cancer, even small increases in cancer risk are of great public health relevance", the researchers wrote in their report which has been published in the Annals of Oncology.