Alcohol Kills Thousands Each Year

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By Molly Clifton

A new study blames alcohol for causing approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States each year.

Researchers at Boston University say breast cancer was the most common type of alcohol-attributable cancer deaths in women.

Cancers of the mouth, throat and esohphagus were the most common types in men.

And while the higher the amount of alcohol, the higher the risk, researchers say even the average of one and a half drinks each day or less, accounted for 30 percent of all alcohol-related cancer deaths.



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