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the party is over

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Future Droid, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 1,077 Likes Received: 1
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/01/30/healt...reut/index.html

    Drinking joins smoking as cancer risk

    Monday, January 30, 2006; Posted: 9:44 a.m. EST (14:44 GMT)

    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Along with smoking and chronic infections, alcohol consumption is an important cause of several types of cancer, researchers said on Monday.

    Excessive drinking raises the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon and breast. It may also be linked with cancer of the pancreas and lung.

    "Alcohol is underestimated as a cause of cancer in many parts of the world," said Dr Paolo Boffetta of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France.

    "A sizeable proportion of cancer today is due to alcohol intake and this is increasing in many regions, particularly in east Asia and eastern Europe," he added in an interview.

    Boffetta and Mia Hashibe, who reviewed research into the link between alcohol and cancer, found the more alcohol consumed, the higher the risk of developing cancer.

    But they advised people to drink moderately, rather than give up alcohol completely, because of its protective benefits against cardiovascular disease.

    "Total avoidance of alcohol, although optimum for cancer control, cannot be recommended in terms of broad perspective of public health, in particular in countries with high incidence of cardiovascular disease," Boffetta said in a report in The Lancet Oncology journal.

    Instead, the scientists said men and women should limit how much alcohol they drink to reap the benefits but avoid the dangers.

    "The most recent version of the European code against cancer recommends keeping daily consumption to two drinks for men and one for women," Boffetta noted.

    In developed countries in 2000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that alcohol caused 185,000 deaths in men and 142,000 in women, but it prevented 71,000 male deaths and 277,000 female deaths in the same year.

    In developing countries, where there are fewer cases of cardiovascular disease, alcohol was linked with 1.52 million deaths in men and 301,000 in women.

    The scientists found that alcohol-related diseases were a particular problem in central and Eastern Europe.

    "Alcohol is probably the main factor responsible for increased risk of head and neck cancer recorded in various countries, particularly in central and east Europe," said Boffetta.

    Exactly how alcohol increases the odds of developing cancer is not clear but genetic susceptibility is an important component.

    "Given the linear dose-response relation between alcohol intake and risk of cancer, control of heavy drinking remains the main target for cancer control," Boffetta added.
     
  2. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    yeah, but does anyone care?

    everything causes cancer
     
  3. dobsilla

    dobsilla Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2004 Messages: 2,015 Likes Received: 20
    way to rain on the parade. but fuck it i already smoke cigarettes.
     
  4. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 1,077 Likes Received: 1
    the new data will probably make me drink less. i have had an exceptional amount of people that were close to me die from cancer.
     
  5. YourSistersAssCookie

    YourSistersAssCookie Banned

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005 Messages: 924 Likes Received: 0
    you dont have to go home
    but you sure as shit cant stay here
     
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    fuck it...I have too much invested in my drinking habits. besides...its gonna be like the early days of tobacco related lung cancer. gimme my check.
     
  7. Lonesome Cowboy Bill

    Lonesome Cowboy Bill Member

    Joined: Jan 29, 2006 Messages: 363 Likes Received: 0
    "The most recent version of the European code against cancer recommends keeping daily consumption to two drinks for men and one for women," Boffetta noted.



    lately I've been drinking only once a week...and if I read correctly, it says 14 drinks a week, so that averages it out for me...
     
  8. cygnus

    cygnus New Jack

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 0
    exactly
     
  9. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    drinking is bullshit anyways
     
  10. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
  11. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,835 Likes Received: 92
    umm you will when some fucking christian group wants to bring back prohibition


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    bootlegging for life
     
  12. rubbish heap

    rubbish heap Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 1,563 Likes Received: 2
    shits not gonna stop me from drinking. the way i look at it, you gotta have a balance of fun to everything else.
     
  13. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441

    actually having nothing all week and then hitting the bars hard for 2 days is probably a lot worse for you than having acouple of drinks a night.
     
  14. el hamburgler

    el hamburgler Banned

    Joined: Jan 26, 2006 Messages: 294 Likes Received: 0
    what would count as one drink? getting drunk? a beer? glass of wine? shot of vodka?
    it might say it in the article but i dont feel like reading it so someone enlighten me
     
  15. Cheddar Bob

    Cheddar Bob Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2006 Messages: 250 Likes Received: 0
    eh who cares I smoke I drank i'm susposed to stop but I can't
     
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