Alcohol use linked to more than 700K cancer cases last year.
In a new study published in the latest edition of The Lancet medical journal, alcohol consumption was found to be a cause in more than 700,000 new cancer cases worldwide last year.
The figures presented in the study represent about 4.1 percent of all new cancer cases in 2020. About three-fourths of the new cases, some 568,700, were observed in male patients. As the study notes, alcohol consumption has previously been linked to cancers of the digestive tract, colon, rectum, liver and breasts.
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The majority of cases were attributed to "risky and heavy drinking," but more than 100,000 were also linked to moderate drinking.