A woman smoking and drinking red wine

Drinking a 750ml bottle of wine in a week’s time increases the chances of developing cancer in comparison to 10 cigarettes for women and five for men in a week, a new study has revealed.

According to the research even moderate drinking can put women at the risk of breast cancer which is common among the female and gastrointestinal tract and liver cancer in men.

However, smoking, as stated by the experts carries a lot of risks than alcohol for most alcohol consumers.

The best way to cut the risks from smoking is to completely stop puffing on.

The researchers calculated that if 1,000 non-smoking and 1,000 non-smkoing women each drank a bottle of wine in a week about 10 men and 14 women will develop cancer in their lifetime.

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“This study shows that in relation to cancer risk, smoking is substantially more hazardous than alcohol consumption. Smoking is also far more hazardous than alcohol in relation to a range of other diseases,” noted the researchers.

The research which communicates to alcohol consumers, particularly women, viewing alcohol in the same light as cigarettes smoking may result to a decrease in consumption and related risks.

 

 

 

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