Diet, Alcohol and Cancer

Articles about the effect your diet and alcohol use can have on cancer risk.
Alcohol Use and Cancer Risk
Alcohol use can increase your risk of developing several types of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), esophagus (swallowing tube), liver, breast (in women), colon and rectum. The risk increases after just 1 drink a day for women or 2 for men.
Diet and Cancer Risk
A healthy diet, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight have been linked to a lower risk of developing cancer. These three components make up the “cancer prevention triangle” and working to improve one can often lead to improvements in another.
Quitting Alcohol Use Can Reduce Cancer Risk
Heavy alcohol users who quit drinking are taking an important step to reducing their cancer risk. The risk for alcohol related cancers is reduced over time.

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Report finds global cancer burden will keep rising if preventive measures are not widely adopted

Feb 7, 2011 - More than 300,000 U.S. cancer cases could be prevented annually with changes in diet, physical activity, and alcohol intake, according to a report released Feb. 4 by the World Cancer Research Fund. In addition, another report published online Feb. 4 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians notes that cancers associated with lifestyles and behaviors related to economic development will keep increasing in developing nations if preventive measures are not widely adopted.



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