Alcohol consumption linked to cancer and death

Alcohol accounts for approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the US each year, new research has found.

Studies have shown alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.

Higher levels of alcohol consumption led to a higher cancer risk, with the consumption of 1.5 drinks a day accounting for 30% of all alcohol attributable deaths.

Read more at Boston University