Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Today’s tonic, hold the gin: “More than 6 drinks a week leads to increasingly high health risks including cancer"

Today’s tonic, hold the gin: “More than 6 drinks a week leads to increasingly high health risks…especially for women”

#alcohol has been classified as a Group 1 carcinogen for decades, the more alcohol you drink the more #cancer you can get.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  We've always known alcohol is bad for us.  The new recommendation from the group that advises the government on safe consumption is two drinks a week (both men and women) or you're looking at increasingly bad health risks.  

There has been a lot of cancer in my family, including an aunt who was otherwise completely healthy, fit and active, never smoked, but died horribly this year thanks to cancer.  Had she known those frequent glasses of wine were the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day, she might've cut down considerably and saved herself many years.  

We have been lied to by industry looking to make a buck from something that is poisonous to our bodies.  I'm glad some health professionals are finally and bravely informing the public about this.  


lungta said...

How come it is never the 50 million new patented chemicals ( a real number passed years ago) in virtually everything we touch and every breathe of air?
People have been drinking alcohol in large quantities ages before the recent cancer epidemic .
I have memories of conversations when cancer first showed up in our prairie town. What was it? Can we visit? Is it contagious?
So something that showed up 50-60 years ago is caused by something that has been around since civilization began.
You would be better off not drinking the government cool-aid than quitting alcohol.
Also a large meal produces about 1/2 to 3/4 ounce of pure alcohol during digestion.
I grant you that there are other poisons other than alcohol that are in commercial spirits and remain as removing them is cost prohibitive and has been ever since they came to governments attention.

Matt Guerin said...

I listed the source (the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)) for the information I provided, pretty reputable and science based. Where are your reputable sources backing up your opinions and claims? You don’t have any so your opinions are not worth much. It's fairly well-documented that alcohol causes cancer as much as tobacco, for example. Your comment about "government cool-aid" pretty much exposes your bias, which is not credible to me. You might want to leave science for the scientists.