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Men: Daily Drink Raises Cancer Risk

Canadian researchers studied over 3,500 men age 35 to 70 and found that those who averaged at least one drink of beer or hard alcohol a day had a higher risk of having a number of cancers including, cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. This doesn't mean that all drinking is the same, the frequency and amount did matter. Even regular drinkers, but less than a daily average, tended to be less at risk of cancer. All you wine lovers out there are also off the hook. The study showed that accumulation of time also factored in--the longer drinkers have been at it the higher the risks. The flys in the face of many studies that suggest a drink a day is good for the for you, or at least the heart. For now, it seems that only holds true for wine (in particular, red wine). Read the full article from Reuters here.

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