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Oops! They did it again! Researchers have removed another card from the house built by the beer, wine and spirits stakeholders who are trying to convince consumers that alcohol consumption confers a net health benefit.

Yes, research still shows that heart disease (by the way one of the easiest syndromes to improve or avoid through lifestyle changes) is improved with moderate alcohol consumption (or at least isn’t made worse. As far as they can tell.). But in yet another study – Study links heavier drinking to prostate cancer – incidences of cancer rise in proportion to rising alcohol use; in this example, it’s prostate cancer. In a recent post – Study says one serving of alcohol per day enough to increase cancer risk in women – researchers found an increase in several other cancers linked to levels of alcohol use, in a study of 3 million women.

There is a marriage of convenience here: booze stakeholders who want to get consumers to drink more, and people who want to find a reason to not drink less. It’s a challenging relationship to break up – but the wedge, provided by hard science – is getting sharper.

4 Responses to “Another blow to social drinkers: Alcohol consumption level linked to prostate cancer risk”

  1. A very interesting and true article.

    In general most things are ok, but moderation is the word. If you over do or abuse certain foods, drinks etc then they can become a health risk.

    Drink sparingly and eat with consideration then hopefully you should be fine.

    Robin

  2. Hi Robin: Thanks very much for your comment. I absolutely agree with you about moderation – I fear that the modern Western world doesn’t even know the meaning of the word. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.

  3. Amelia says:

    This is post is very informative. thanks for sharing. I agree with Robin in everything that we consume it should be in moderation.

    Thanks for visiting my site :)

  4. Hi Amelia: I loved your blog and I’m thrilled you came by to visit. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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