Even a drop of alcohol is not safe, even low drinkers are at risk of cancer: WHO

WHO has claimed that even a single drop of alcohol is not safe for the body. Even moderate drinkers are at risk of cancer. The World Health Organization has advised avoiding alcohol, describing it as a harmful beverage.

Even a drop of alcohol is not safe, even low drinkers are at risk of cancer: WHO

Most people believe that drinking alcohol in moderation is not harmful to health, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has claimed that not even a single drop of alcohol is safe. When a person drinks alcohol, alcohol causes cancer through biological mechanisms. Even a small amount of alcohol can increase the risk of cancer. Drinking alcohol can cause at least 7 types of cancer. Along with this, the WHO has said that "there is no such scale of alcohol that drinking less will do nothing and drinking more will cause some problem. Alcohol is a harmful beverage, which people need to avoid."

At the same time, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has included asbestos, radiation and tobacco along with alcohol as high-risk Group 1 carcinogen contributing to cancer worldwide.

WHO states that there are no studies to show that the potential benefits of alcohol on cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes reduce the risk of cancer, but there is evidence that heavy drinking increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

WHO has claimed on the basis of research that consumption of alcohol increases the risk of 7 types of cancer, including throat cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, maw cancer, breast cancer, esophagus cancer and other cancers.

The WHO said that not only drinking alcohol but also alcoholic beverages, in which alcohol is included in small amounts, is also a risk of cancer. Ferreira-Borges, the WHO official in Europe, said that we should put health information messages related to cancer on the labels of alcoholic beverages.