While existing studies suggested that, alcohol consumption at a certain level may reduce the risk of early diabetes and is good for your health, a call to action to minimize alcohol consumption has recently been issued by the doctors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
The latest study conducted by the group of researchers from ASCO has found links between drinking alcohol and risks for several types of cancer like esophogeal, mouth, liver, colorectal and breast cancers.
People living with cancer remain at risk for other cancer and hence should not drink even small or moderate amounts of alcohol.
The ASCO statement, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has further shown that drinking alcohol is responsible for more than five percent of cancers and cancer deaths worldwide and people should understand the importance of controlling the high-level alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of cancer.
"The most recent data that I have seen estimated that this was 18,200-21,300 alcohol-related deaths in the US in 2009," co-author Noelle LoConte, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was quoted while talking about the same.
However, ASCO has not recommended people to give up drinking altogether and suggested several strategies for cutting back on drinking.