Known Carcinogens, Alcohol

One major way to improve our health is to avoid substances that have a direct negative impact on health.

There is a long list go check it out. These sites seem pretty official to me.

We all know drinking is bad for our health, however how serious is our culture taking this information if a good time is to consume something so detrimental to health. Or are people just unaware of the impacts of diet and environment on health?

‘There are seven types of cancer linked to alcohol – bowel, oesophageal (food pipe), larynx (voice box), mouth, pharynx (upper throat), breast (in women), and liver. There’s also mounting evidence that heavy drinking might be linked to pancreatic cancer’

Heres a copy n paste from the top of the list:

”Known human carcinogens
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans

Acetaldehyde (from consuming alcoholic beverages)
Acheson process, occupational exposure associated with
Acid mists, strong inorganic
Aflatoxins
Alcoholic beverages
Aluminum production”

 

Cancer is caused by changes in a cell’s DNA – its genetic “blueprint.” Some of these changes may be inherited from our parents and or the lifestyle they lead also their parents lifestyle and so on. Others may be caused by outside exposures, which are often referred to as environmental factors. Environmental factors can include a wide range of exposures, such as:

Lifestyle factors (nutrition, tobacco use, physical activity, etc.)
Naturally occurring exposures (ultraviolet light, radon gas, infectious agents, etc.)
Medical treatments (radiation and medicines including chemotherapy, hormone drugs, drugs that suppress the immune system, etc.)
Workplace exposures
Household exposures
Pollution

Substances and exposures that can lead to cancer are called carcinogens. Some carcinogens do not affect DNA directly, but lead to cancer in other ways. For example, they may cause cells to divide at a faster than normal rate, which could increase the chances that DNA changes will occur.

REFERENCE:
http://www.cancer.org/…/known-and-probable-human-carcinogen…
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/…/how-does-alcohol…/

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