A recent study has shown that lots of alcohol consumption can lead to high risk of having cancer. The goal was to assess the influence of drinking patterns and the overall risk of cancer. While researchers focused on a group of 136,000 men and women who consumed alcohol in moderation, a standard drink contains 15g of alcohol, equivalent to a 118ml of glass wine or 355 ml bottle of beer, according to study published on the British Medical Journal.
For men, the results revealed a link between alcohol and cancer among men who have smoked at some point in their lives. There was no link for the non-smokers.
Also revealed, women who are non-smokers, who drank the equivalent of a glass wine a day over a 30-day year period were 13 percent more likely at risk of cancers, especially breast cancer, than those who didn't drink at all.
"People with a family history of cancer, especially women with a family history of breast cancer, should consider reducing their alcohol intake to below recommended limits, or even abstaining altogether, given the now well established link between moderate drinking and alcohol related cancers," said Dr. Jürgen Rehm, Director of Social and Epidemiological Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.