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Alcohol consumption blamed for more than 700k cancer cases in 2020, study says

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The Lancet Oncology.Scientists looked at previous data from 2010 regarding alcohol consumption. They also looked at already-known data regarding the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.RELATED: City of Manassas votes to expand public drinking hoursResults revealed that men accounted for 568,700 alcohol-related cancer cases and women accounted for 172,600 cases in 2020 with the majority of the cancers involving the esophagus, liver and breasts. "Alcohol use is associated with a vast range of injuries and diseases, including cancer, and is a leading risk factor for the global burden of disease," the study pointed out.The study also pointed out that "heavy" drinking, more than 60 grams per day, attributed to most of the cancer cases..

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