Drinking and Cancer

This IARD Health Review summarizes the evidence on alcohol consumption as a risk factor for developing certain types of cancer, including cancers of the upper airway and digestive tract, liver, breast, colorectal, and kidney cancer.

IARD Health Reviews offer an overview of scientific literature on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health outcomes and provide the reader with a bibliography that refers to original peer-reviewed research on each topic. The Reviews attempt to present the balance of the available evidence. They do not necessarily reflect the views of IARD or its sponsoring companies.

Last reviewed: June 2016

Available in Japanese

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