Why this legal drug may put you at risk

08 OCT 2018

We all know that drinking puts us at risk of more than just some serious hangovers.

You probably know that alcohol can do a number on your liver. Chronic alcoholism can lead to a liver condition called cirrhosis that can increase your risk of liver cancer, among other things.

And there’s more, Charles Parry explained to Bhekisisa recently. Parry is the director of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit at the Medical Research Council of South Africa: “Any alcohol consumption raises a woman’s breast cancer risk. Drinking four glasses of wine a day would increase a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%, according to a 2016 study published in the journal, Addiction."

To read the article titled "Why this legal drug may put you at risk for a killer infectious disease " click here
 

Source: 
Bhekisisa

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