Cancers

Chronic alcoholics are at increased risk for cancer of the oro-pharynx and esophagus, colon, and breast. The risk of oro-pharyngeal cancer is greatest when heavy smoking is combined with excessive daily alcohol. Increased risk of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus is also compounded by smoking and may be associated with deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc. Breast cancer in women may be mediated through increased estrogen production during heavy alcohol intake. Colon cancer risk is greatest among alcoholics with marginal folate deficiency.

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment