A Glass of Wine Daily Causes Cancer According to Massive Study

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    Science A Glass of Wine Daily Causes Cancer According to Massive Study
    Jason Mick (Blog) - February 25, 2009 9:09 AM


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    Cancer of a fine vintage? A new study shows that drinking just one glass of wine daily can significantly raise the risk of many types of cancer in women, particular breast and rectal cancer. (Source: winebeersupermarket.com) ​

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    A new study showed that consuming a glass of wine daily raises cancer rates inwomen


    A massive study by the prestigious University of Oxford reveals that drinking just one alcoholic drink a day, including a glass ofwine, may significantly raise your risk of cancer.

    Researchers at the University of Oxford collected data on over 1.3 million people and found that just drinking a glass of wine a day caused approximately 7,000additional cancer cases in women - with most cases being breast cancer. The study, which used data on over a million women, showed that the risk increaseseven more substantially the more you drink. It found that 5,000 cases of breast cancer -- about 11 percent of the 45,000 cases reported in the UK -- weredirectly attributable to alcohol consumption.

    The study examined in particular women who consumed low to moderate levels of alcohol which is defined as three drinks a day or fewer. The study, which lastedseven years, found that nearly a quarter of the 1.3 million women surveyed don't drink at all. The remaining women mostly consumed 21 drinks per week orless, around 10g of alcohol per day -- the amount of alcohol found in a glass of wine.

    Over 70,000 of the women developed cancer, and a correlation between consumption of alcohol and cancer arose. Overall, one drink a day raised a woman'scancer risk by 6 percent in women up to the age of 75.

    For some cancers, though, the rise was much higher. For breast cancer, the risk rose 12 percent; for rectal cancer it rose 10 percent; for gullet cancer itrose 22 percent; for mouth cancer it rose 29 percent; and for throat cancer it rose 44 percent.

    For a population of 1,000 women, this means that 15 extra cases of these cancers -- comprising 11 breast, one mouth, one rectal cancer and 0.7 each for cancersof the gullet, throat and liver -- would arise.

    The location of these cancers -- in areas closely exposed to ingested chemicals -- the digestive tract, fatty tissues (such as breast), and the liver, whichbreaks down alcohol strengthens the evidence that spirits are indeed to culprit for the increase in cancer rates. Alcohol is thought to act as an agentcreating exogenous DNA damage, through radical or epoxide reactions.

    The study's authors say that no amount of alcohol consumption is safe, but they suggest that women at least limit their consumption to two to three unitsper day and men limit it to three to four units per day to reduce their risk.

    Dr. Naomi Allen, lead author of the report says it punches holes in the poorly supported myths that a glass of wine a day is beneficial. She states, "Thefindings of this report show quite strongly that even low levels of drinking that were regarded to be safe do increase cancer risk. About 5 percent of allcancers in the UK are due to drinking something in the order of one alcoholic drink a day. It is up to individual people to make their own decision. All of usto some extent have to weigh up the risks and take some responsibility for our health."

    Dr. Sarah Cant of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, not associated with the study, comments, "We already know that drinking alcohol can increase your risk ofbreast cancer. This study suggests that for women over 50 even drinking moderate amounts of any type of alcohol can have many health consequences, including agreater chance of developing breast cancer. Around 80 percent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women aged over 50, so limiting how much you drink is onestep you can take to try to reduce your risk of developing the disease."

    This is geared towards women but still a very interesting article.
     
  2. antonlavey

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    Everything causes cancer
     
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  4. mangudai954

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    There are many things that do contribute to your chances of developing cancer but certain things a LOT higher than others.
     
  5. fantastic4our

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    what I came to post. the sun, wine, weed, water, what doesn't cause cancer these days. I need a gov't grant to study whether something causescancer...
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG] hilarious. next, we'll learn that eating apples causes cancer.
     
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    False. Now, there are things in tap water which in large enough quantities are carcinogenic. Shoot even in their small quantity many argue over time it hasnegative effects on the body(Fluoride in water which is an industrial waste for example). I don't feel that invalidates the need to watch what youconsume/wear/use though. I just think this means you should be smart about what you consume/wear/use.
     
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    If that's the case then I have cancer, but man these studies prove that we have no idea of what cause cancer
     
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    life causes cancer [​IMG]
     
  11. mangudai954

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    What?
     
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    There's honestly no way to avoid all the harmful, cancer-causing agents out there and lead a normal life at the same time. It's just notpossible with all the potential dangers now listed. Your best bet is to live a full, happy life to the best of your ability and what will be will be. Nobodylives for ever, nobody should want to. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and enjoy the ride while it lasts. There are no guarantees, and diseases like cancerare all apart of the game.
     
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    wasnt there a study a few years back that claimed drinking a glass of wine a day could help prevent heart disease?

    so i guess its either a heart attack or cancer take ur pick
     
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    I guess you bolded the wrong thing. But how do you avoid the sun? There are so many things which are "reported" to cause cancer, thattrying to avoid all of these things (most notably the sun) is impossible. At this point it's just like, if you're gonna get it, you're gonna getit.
     
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    Oxygen causes cancer....our body has mechanisms to fight reactive forms of oxygen with the help of anti-oxidants.[​IMG]
     
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    Neurological components cause cancer. If you don't understand physiology, you wont understand.
     
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    Citric acid promotes cancer development in our jaws and gums yet we consume fruits all the time and are told to. Seriously, eat and drink what you want. If ithappens to you, well then oo well. Atleast you know you lived the life you wanted.
     
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    Just 1 more added to the list.
     
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    Air causes cancer too.
     
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    I hope that doesn't include Franzia boxed wine.
     
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    I'm not saying there is, what I'm saying is you should at least be educated on what can cause cancer though I realize some people don't care.
    So then what's the point? Why spend your time trying to avoid everything that's potentially harmful, when that's no guarantee thatyou'll live any longer than anybody else?

    I guess I don't understand people's obsession with trying to stay alive forever... you become so busy with trying to stay "alive" that youhardly ever live at all. I'm not saying it's a good idea to just smoke 3 packs a day and eat red meat with every meal - those types of things cancertainly put you down before the age of 40. But hey, if you'd rather like 40 fabulous years than 80 mediocre ones, I'm not going to think that'sall that strange. That's just one man's opinion.

    But basically - what i'm saying is.. just enjoy life, because you have no control over most things like cancer and what not. The planet earth no longerwants human beings on it, and it is slowly trying to eradicate us because we've destroyed so much of it's ecosystem already. Like a human body triesto snuff out a virus, so is the earth trying to force us out for it's own good. I don't think there's a single thing we can do to stop cancer atthis point - it's a predisposition in most peoples genes i'm fairly sure, the luck of the draw. We might as well just accept the fact that we'reall more than likely going to have it at some point if we live long enough, and enjoy every second we have instead of trying to stop the inevitable.

    Who wants to live forever anyways? [​IMG]
     
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