Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Drink A Day Increases Your Chance of Cancer


Remember the days when they used to say a glass of wine a day was good for you? It had to do with the antioxidants in the wine, widely acknowledged for reducing the risk of heart disease.

Although we don't drink wine at home, those studies did make it easier to enjoy a glass of wine with my meal at a special occasion.

However, now it seems that even one drink of alcohol a day may raise the risk of cancers of the breast, liver, rectum and in smokers, the mouth and throat, by as much as 13 percent combined. This is from an article in the Globe and Mail, February 25, 2009.

The study of nearly 1.2 million women in Britain, also said that the more drinks consumed, the higher the cancer risk. The type of alcohol consumed made no difference.

The jury is still out on this study, but it does give reason to choose a glass of clean water with your meal or at a party. During a recession, such a choice makes economic sense as well....

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