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Drinking Alcohol

There Aren’t Any Really Safe Drinks 


A very important finding in the AICR’s report “Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective is that the amount of alcohol you drink is what matters, not the type of alcoholic drink, correcting the misconception that wine for instance, is less harmful than vodka.

Even small amounts of alcohol pose some cancer risk to both men and women, so for the lowest risk, the AICR recommends not drinking alcohol at all. However, if you do drink alcohol, limit your intake to no more than two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women.