- The overconsumption of alcohol is linked to many short and long term consequences, including several types of cancer.
- It’s important to limit your alcohol consumption to under 2 drinks at a time and drink an adequate amount of water.
- Research suggests that even as little as 1 drink per day can raise your risk of developing one of the aforementioned diseases.
While alcohol may be enjoyable and common to consume, it also comes with quite a few detrimental consequences. Research has proven that there are links between alcohol and several types of cancer. Jennie Connor, a researcher out of New Zealand recently collected and analyzed a collection of epidemiological and biological research on the subject and came to some pretty interesting conclusions.
In her paper, Connor links alcohol abuse with seven distinct forms of cancer. Follow along as we take a closer look at her findings and how much they may impact your daily life.
Short and Long Term Effects
Alcohol can have negative effects on your life in both the short and long-term. In the short term, alcohol has been shown to negatively impact sleep, impair judgment, blur vision, cause breathing difficulty, nausea, and headaches.
Many of these short-term consequences can be manageable to an extent, but the long-term effects are much more grim. Prolonged alcohol abuse can cause liver failure, heart problems, memory loss and, according to a recent study, cancer.