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A Drink a Day Won't Keep the Doctor Away

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While regular glasses of red wine can help keep your heart healthy, the same can’t be said for Budweiser or Belvedere.

A new study in Cancer Prevention and Detection concluded that men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis face a heightened risk of several different cancers, including stomach, colon, liver and prostate.

The researchers, who analyzed 3,600 Canadian men ages 35 to 70, found that those who averaged at least one drink per day had a higher risk of cancer than men who drank occasionally or not at all.

The increased risk was found to be as much as 80 percent. Of course, the more years that you’ve regularly imbibed, the worse your odds. Wine was not linked to any negative effects.

The bottom line: A beer or two a day isn’t a healthy evening treat. Go with a glass of wine instead.

About The Author

David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

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Tags: Beverages, Longevity, Health, Disease

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