Alcohol increases the risk of skin cancer by up to 11% by causing irreparable DNA damage



Alcohol increases the risk of certain forms of skin cancer by up to 11 percent, new research reveals.
For every extra 10 grams of alcohol a day, the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) rises by seven percent and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) by 11 percent, a study found.
Past research suggests the ethanol in alcohol can metabolize into acetaldehyde, which is a chemical compound that damages DNA and prevents its repair. 
The researchers of the recent study argue that alcohol is a preventable and modifiable risk factor.
Consequently, they believe their findings could help... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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