It could be a bigger cancer risk than you think...plus 3 ways to stay safe
Most of like to have the odd glass of wine or two to relax and let our hair down. But do we really know what we are drinking?
A study from the British Medical Journal reveals that one in 10 of all cancers in men and one in 33 women, were caused by past or current alcohol intake.
This adds to research previously carried out by The World Cancer Research Fund which showed that a person drinking one large 250ml glass of wine each night would have 7% lower risk of bowel cancer if they drank 10% strength wine rather than 14%.
As a result, campaigners from WineOption.org are attempting to raise awareness of the alcohol content in wine and the effect high alcohol intake can have on your chances of getting cancer.
Spokesman Simon Green says, 'Most people have no idea how much alcohol is in their wine glass if they go to a pub or restaurant because it is never made clear.
'The alcohol content of wine has been steadily creeping up over the years without people realising. The World Cancer Research fund has already called for more low-alcohol wines and beers to be available and still no one is listening.
'Supermarkets also insist on stocking more and more high-alcohol 'monster' wines and the labels on the bottles remain so unclear as to alcohol content people, unwittingly buy stronger and stronger wine. This has to change!'
Three main ways you can reduce your risk:
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