A new study shows that drinking Alcohol can increase your risk of obtaining Cancer. Also, this study claims that drinking alcohol can destroy DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, there by possibly causing cancer. However, this scientific study was performed on Mice.
As a mostly raw food Vegan, I have certain hesitation with regards to animal testing. Also, I have only drank one alcoholic beverage in three and a half years. The last beverage I drank containing alcohol was a Coors beer.
Beer has always fucking tasted nasty to me. I guess it is an acquired taste or something. Anyways, alcohol that humans consume is actually ethanol, which is a processed sugar.
These mice were given doses of alcohol and supposedly it caused permenant damage to them. This study was partly funded by Cancer Research United Kingdom and published in Nature today. These mice were given diluted amounts of alcohol.
These researchers than analyzed chromosome and DNA. They found that DNA was damaged in blood stem cells.
“Some cancers develop due to DNA damage in stem cells. While some damage occurs by chance, our findings suggest that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of this damage.”
Professor Ketan Patel
Allegedly, millions of humans world wide lack certain enzymes that help to try to break down ethanol in alcohol. Individuals lacking these enzymes get extremely sick when consuming alcohol. 12,000 cases of cancer in the United Kingdom each year are attributed to consumption of alcohol.
These scientists warn that just because you have natural enzymes to break down alcohol, does not mean that you will not become susceptible to Cancer. I do not miss drinking alcohol and rarely even crave it. The one Coors beer I consumed in the past three and a half years, was given to me.