Nutritional Wisdom: Small amount of alcohol increases breast cancer risk

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We hear constantly that moderate consumption of alcohol, especially red wine, is beneficial for cardiovascular health. However, when it comes to cancer risk, any amount of alcohol is risky. A 2014 report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that there is no safe amount of alcohol when it comes to cancer risk. Alcohol is now considered a cause of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colorectum, breast and liver, and it is linked to other cancers too.

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