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Drinking More Than Three Glasses of Alcohol Daily Increases the Risk of Liver Cancer

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 27, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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 Drinking More Than Three Glasses of Alcohol Daily Increases the Risk of Liver Cancer

Drinking is injurious to health. A new study has pinpointed that consuming three glasses of alcohol per day can cause liver cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WRCF) analyzed 34 previous studies covering 8.2 million people, and studied the level of drinking implicated in liver cancer. Researchers found that drinking more than three glasses of alcohol could be linked to liver cancer. The WRCF said, "Women should try to limit themselves to no more than one drink a day and men to two in order to minimize their risk of the disease." The study also pinpoints obesity as a risk factor for liver cancer, and also found strong evidence that coffee could help protect against liver cancer.

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Amanda Mclean, director of the charity's UK branch, said, "The research was strong enough, for the first time, to be more specific about this, and the findings provoked the Alcohol Health Alliance, a coalition of health organizations, to claim that alcohol is so toxic that cans and bottles should carry health warnings."

However, Paul Pharoah, professor of cancer epidemiology at Cambridge University, cast doubt on the WCRF's findings saying, "I don't think the data was sufficient to conclude the result."

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