Three Alcoholic Drinks Per Day Can Give You Liver Cancer

By Maria Slither - 26 Mar '15 10:39AM

Three alcoholic drinks per day is cited to be the leading cause of liver cancer, experts from the World Cancer Research Fund announced.

"Around three or more drinks per day can be enough to cause liver cancer. Until now we were uncertain about the amount of alcohol likely to lead to liver cancer. But the research reviewed in this report is strong enough, for the first time, to be more specific about this," Amanda Mclean, director of the charity's UK branch said in a report from The Guardian.

The researchers derived its conclusion from assessments of 34 previous studies involving 8.2 million people which includes at least 24,500 people who got ill with liver cancer.

In another report from NBC, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund also announced other factors that heightens the risk of the disease.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the researchers said that being overweight puts individuals at risk of liver cancer.

"There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese is a cause of liver cancer," the researchers said.

"This is the first time there's been such a clear signal from a rigorous systematic review on the links between obesity increasing risk of liver cancer and coffee decreasing risk," according to one of the researchers, Stephen Hursting from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

The researchers who described the link between obesity and cancer as tsunami-like suggested that Americans should aim for a healthy weight and thus reduce the cases of liver cancer for 30 percent which is equivalent to 10,700 cases per year.

Meanwhile, Independent UK said that increasing coffee consumption would mean a decrease in the chance of getting liver cancer. Further, making fish a part of the one's diet and doing daily exercises can also boost the health of one's liver.

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