Drinking too much alcohol can increase cancer risk

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A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely, even when compared to people who did not drink at all.
According to NPR, scientists looked at 100,000 adults in their mid-50s to early 70s, and had each complete a survey about their alcohol consumption.

Researchers then tracked these people for nine years and found that the more alcohol consumed, the higher the risk of developing cancer and dying.

The findings were published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
Heavy drinkers were the most at risk. Scientists found that men who drank three or more drinks per day were three to four times more likely to develop esophagus or liver cancer.
Other alcohol-related cancers were colorectal and breast cancer in women.

According to NPR, a drink is a single shot of liquor, 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Study found that light drinkers have lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely
2. Study followed 100,000 older adults for nine years
3. Heavy drinkers had higher incidences of cancer
4. How much alcohol is in a drink

VOICEOVER (in English):
"A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely, even when compared to people who did not drink at all.

"According to NPR, scientists looked at 100,000 adults in their mid-50s to early 70s, and had each complete a survey about their alcohol consumption. Researchers then tracked these people for nine years and found that the more alcohol consumed, the higher the risk of developing cancer and dying."
"Heavy drinkers were the most at risk. Scientists found that men who drank three or more drinks per day were three to four times more likely to develop esophagus or liver cancer. Other alcohol-related cancers were colorectal and breast cancer in women."

"According to NPR, a drink is a single shot of liquor, 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer."

SOURCES: NPR
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/06/19/621547571/drinking-alcohol-can-raise-cancer-risk-how-much-is-too-much