According to the National Toxicology Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, people who consume 3.5 or more alcoholic drinks per day – around 2 ounces of alcohol – are up to three times more likely to suffer from mouth and throat cancers, and are 1.5 times more likely to develop bowel cancer than non-drinkers.
You’re not going to get cancer just because you enjoy a drink from time to time. However, if you consume more than two drinks every day, you’re increasing your risk of contracting different forms of cancer.
According to the same analysis by the World Health Organization, people who eat 3.5 ounces of red meat every day are 17% more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis in the next few years.
An analysis of 10 studies carried out by the World Health Organization has shown that eating as little as 2 ounces of processed meat per day is enough to increase your risk of developing bowel cancer by 18%.
Do you regularly eat processed meats like salami, pepperoni, bacon or sausages? We don’t want to worry you, but you might want to revise your menu slightly…