20, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The French government is ready to warn its
citizen to stop drinking wine as evidence suggests that drinking alcohol boosts
risk of a number of cancers, Timesonline.co.uk reported on Feb 20.
Ministry of Health's guidelines based on the findings of the National Cancer
Institute (INCA) are quoted as saying " the consumption of alcohol, and especially
wine is discouraged."
single glass of wine per day is said to increase the odds of getting cancer by
up to 168 percent, the ministry's guidelines are cited as saying.
bodies worldwide keep saying that one drink or two per day helps reduce heart
risk although there has been no denying of the possibility that drinking
alcohol may increase risk of certain cancers.
Cancer risk from alcohol is no news, but studies are inconsistent.
INCA has analyzed hundreds of international studies and found the relation
between types of cancer with food, drink and lifestyle.
Alcohol is not the only risk one can
encourage in his daily life.
experts also found red meat, charcuterie, and salt are dangerous.
the INCA study found intake of 100 grams of red meat per day boosted the risk
of colorectal cancer by 29 percent and intake of 50 grams of charcuterie
per day increased the risk by 21 percent.
alone can raise the risk of cancers in the mouth, larynx, esophagus,
colon/rectum and breast; the guidelines are cited as saying.
daily doses of alcohol are the most harmful. There is no amount, however small,
which is good for you,” Dominique Maraninchi, INCA's president was quoted by
timesonline.co.uk as saying.
General Association of Wine Producers says that the scientific
evidence is contradictory and evidence from a WHO study has suggested that
moderate consumption of alcohol helps to prevent cancer.
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