July 30, 2007
Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-471910/Bowel-cancer-danger-just-glass-wine-day.html
As little as one glass of wine or a pint of beer each day raises the risk of bowel cancer, doctors have warned.
Their study, of almost half a million people, highlighted a clear link between alcohol and the cancer which claims 16,000 lives a year in the UK alone.
It showed that two units – equivalent to a large glass of wine or a pint of beer – is enough to raise the risk of developing the disease by 10 per cent.
And the more you drink, the greater the threat. Two pints a day, or two large glasses of wine, increases the risk by a quarter.