Evidence shows that if you regularly drink above the guidelines the risk of developing cancer is higher than non-drinkers
In the study entitled, "Alcohol Consumption and Periodontitis: Quantification of Periodontal Pathogens and Cytokines," researchers assessed a sample of 542 regular alcohol users, occasional drinkers, and non-drinkers
both with and without periodontitis.
The percentage of current smokers was 17% for non-drinkers
compared with 31% in those who drank 1 to 4 cups per day and 57% in those who drank more than 4 cups per day.
In the article "Effect of Drinking on All-Cause Mortality in Women Compared with Men: A Meta-Analysis," Chao Wang and coauthors, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical Sciences (Beijing, China), modeled the relationship between the dose of alcohol consumed and the risk of death, comparing the results for drinkers versus non-drinkers
and among male and female drinkers.
The group cited a study by Professor Charles Bamforth, of the University of California, which said that drinking in moderation had "significant" health benefits for the heart and blood circulation, and that moderate drinkers had a longer life expectancy than non-drinkers
Experts found drinkers have a 20 per cent increased chance of melanoma compared with non-drinkers
or occasional tipplers.
No differences in memory and executive function, which includes reasoning, planning and problem-solving, were seen between non-drinkers
, former drinkers and light or moderate drinkers.
This study addresses not only influence and selection of friends as sources of similarity in alcohol use, but also peer processes leading drinkers to be chosen as friends more often than non-drinkers
, which increases the number of adolescents subject to their influence.
If men regularly drink more than eight units a day, then, compared to non-drinkers
, they could be three to five times more likely to develop cancer of the mouth, neck and throat, as well as developing other health problems.
Compared with non-drinkers
with a shorter duration, non-drinkers
with duration of 10 or more years between menarche and first pregnancy had 26% and 81% increased risk of breast cancer and proliferative BBD respectively"
were asked to give their reasons for abstaining during the survey and answers included not socialising much, being an ex-alcoholic, religious or moral reasons.
Black-White adults demonstrated a cross-over effect by surpassing the alcohol drinking rates of Whites in adulthood, Black-American Indians showed a within-group catch-up effect by surpassing the alcohol drinking rates of monoracial and biracial/ethnic Blacks in adulthood, and monoracial Blacks were most likely to be non-drinkers