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How long has it been known that alcohol causes cancer?

Asked by flo (13197points) 1 week ago

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/alcohol/alcohol-fact-sheet
When was it discovered that alcohol causes cancer though?

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Pandora's avatar

Wow, I did not know that. I just researched it and I was blown away. I assume the sugar in alchol also doesn’t help.

kritiper's avatar

It has been known as long as knowing that everything causes cancer.

flo's avatar

I’m looking for the documentation of the earliest point, but I have heard and read for decades? that it causes many kinds of cancer.

flo's avatar

What types of cancer does alcohol cause?
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of 7 different types of cancer. This includes:
Breast and bowel cancer (two of the most common types).”
Mouth cancer.
Some types of throat cancer: oesophagus (food pipe), larynx (voice box), and pharynx (upper throat).
Liver cancer.”*_

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/alcohol-and-cancer/does-alcohol-cause-cancer

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I don’t know how to make the whole text in bold and italics

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