Most adults don’t realize that alcohol increases the risk of cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Researchers surveyed close to 4,000 people. They asked the participants, “In your opinion how much does drinking the following types of alcohol affect the risk of getting cancer?” asking them about wine, beer and liquor. Alcohol consumption has been linked to several types of cancer, including breast, mouth and colon cancer. Less than one-third recognized that alcohol consumption was a risk factor for cancer. Barely more than one-fifth recognized that drinking wine could raise the risk of cancer. And most surprisingly, over 10 percent thought that drinking wine reduced their risk of cancer.
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