4. A Drink A Day
True or false: Drinking one alcoholic beverage a day can increase cancer risk.
True. Many people are aware that heavy alcohol use can cause health problems, but many are not aware that alcohol can increase your risk of developing several types of cancer, including cancers of themouth, throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx),esophagus (swallowing tube), liver, breast (in women), colon and rectum.
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