Even a drink a day boosts cancer death risk, alcohol study finds

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February 15th, 2013

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in the U.S. in three decades shows that booze can be blamed for nearly 20,000 deaths a year — and it’s not just the heavy drinkers…

Expert quote:

“For non-drinkers, it’s another reason to feel happy they don’t drink. For drinkers, it shows that when it comes to cancer, the less you drink, the better.”

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