Daily drink can increase risk of cancer

RISKY: Light drinking could increase risk of breast, mouth and throat cancer.

PREVIOUS studies have found that one glass of wine a day benefits the heart, but latest research says light drinking could increase the risk of breast, mouth and throat cancer.

An international team from the University of Milan and other centres in the U.S, Canada, Iran, France and Sweden studied light and non-drinkers and estimated from their findings that in just one year, light drinking potentially caused 24,000 deaths from oesophageal cancer, 5,000 from oral and 5,000 from breast cancer worldwide.

However, critics say that researchers did not take in to account other lifestyle habits such as exercise and smoking or that a glass of wine can have a marked reduction in heart disease.

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