Daily consumption of white wine found to increase risk for skin cancer, study suggests
-The study, conducted by Harvard and Brown University, was focused to determine the risk of developing melanoma (a deadly skin cancer) due to increased consumption of alcohol.
-The study used the data from three prospective studies where close to 210,252 participants completed questionnaires about their alcohol consumption.
-Findings from the study suggested that the participants developed different types of cancer over an average period of 18 years.
-The study suggested that alcohol consumption was associated with 14% higher risk of melanoma for those consuming a drink every day.
It was also found that, unlike beer, red wine and liquor white wine increased the risk for melanoma by 13%. A possible reason for the same is the relatively low concentration of antioxidants and higher concentration of acetaldehyde.
-Findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.