Monday, 9 March 2020

Excessive Wine Consumption Cause Cancer Like 10 Cigarettes

Consuming too much alcoholic drinks like wine is just as bad as smoking. A new study concludes the findings in a research result.

Excessive Wine Consumption Cause Cancer Like 10 Cigarettes


Reporting from the New York Post, researchers in the UK stated that consuming one bottle of wine a week can cause cancer such as smoking ten cigarettes in the same period. This finding was published in the journal BMC Public Health .

Specifically, for men wine consumption in this period is the same as smoking five cigarettes. As for women, the figure is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes.

Researchers using UK health and population data state that in total wine consumption increases the risk of cancer in men by 1 percent and women by 1.4 percent.

Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

"Our estimates of alcohol-equivalent cigarettes provide a useful measure for communicating the risk of cancer that is historically inherent in smoking," said lead author Theresa Hydes.

The findings of researchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University, and the University of Southampton also stated that if a thousand men and a thousand women each consume a bottle of wine each week, at least the number increases to 10 men and 14 women experience cancer in life they.

Citing EurekAlert , gastrointestinal cancer is more associated with men. While in women, 55 percent of cases are associated with breast cancer.

Criticism of Research

Even so, Hydes states that this study does not say that consuming alcohol in moderation is the same as smoking. They only find that there is a common danger and risk to everyone.

"At the individual level, the risk of cancer represented by consuming alcoholic beverages or smoking, will vary for many people. The impact of ten alcohol units (one bottle of wine) or five to ten cigarettes may be very different."

On the other hand, studies have not found among other factors that are more related to smoking. For example heart disease or respiratory problems.

"Comparing cancer risks associated with a certain number of cigarettes with a bottle of wine is too simple and might send the wrong message," Fransisce Esteva of Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York University, United States told HuffPost .

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