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The latest Cancer Council of Australia claims that alcohol caused "probably caused about 5.6 per cent of cancers in Australia" and that there is no safe amount of alcohol to consume.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/quit-drinking-to-cut-cancer-risk-20110501-1e38g.html

That sounds extremely high. Especially since I didn't even know alcohol was related to cancer at all (in fact, I was always told a glass of wine during a meal is good for you). Can someone find any other sources for or against this claim?

The latest Cancer Council of Australia claims that alcohol caused "probably caused about 5.6 per cent of cancers in Australia" and that there is no safe amount of alcohol to consume.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/quit-drinking-to-cut-cancer-risk-20110501-1e38g.html

That sounds extremely high. Especially since I didn't even know alcohol was related to cancer at all (in fact, I was always told a glass of wine during a meal is good for you). Can someone find any other sources for or against this claim?

The latest Cancer Council of Australia claims that alcohol "probably caused about 5.6 per cent of cancers in Australia" and that there is no safe amount of alcohol to consume.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/quit-drinking-to-cut-cancer-risk-20110501-1e38g.html

That sounds extremely high. Especially since I didn't even know alcohol was related to cancer at all (in fact, I was always told a glass of wine during a meal is good for you). Can someone find any other sources for or against this claim?

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Does alcohol really cause cancer?

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Does alcohol really cause cancer?

The latest Cancer Council of Australia claims that alcohol caused "probably caused about 5.6 per cent of cancers in Australia" and that there is no safe amount of alcohol to consume.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/quit-drinking-to-cut-cancer-risk-20110501-1e38g.html

That sounds extremely high. Especially since I didn't even know alcohol was related to cancer at all (in fact, I was always told a glass of wine during a meal is good for you). Can someone find any other sources for or against this claim?