Alcohol kills over 5 million people each year, ranking drinking as the #3 highest cause of preventable death. Alcohol is WHO-classified as a class 1 Carcinogen, putting it in the same company as asbestos, mustard gas, formaldehyde and plutonium.
Here is a short 2015 filmed exceptional health video of me speaking broadly about modern lifestyle cancers. These short clips were originally filmed when we were 'The Exceptional Health Company', however they were so popular, here they are.
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), is a ground-breaking study from all over Europe. It has clarified many things, one being that if we continue to eat, drink and live the way we do, cancer rates will continue to grow exponentially.
There has been a 500% increase in deaths from liver cirrhosis in the past 40 years. This is mainly caused by the dramatic and widespread increase in alcohol consumption. In countries like the UK, Australia and New Zealand, it is causing extraordinary harm.
In 2000, 41 Kiwis died directly from alcohol. By 2008 that number rose to 254. This has grown every year since and it is hitting the elderly now. This means we now have around one New Zealander drinking themselves to death every day. Tragic.
Coffee damages the liver and that raises early death risk from all the major NCDs. A study found that drinking coffee negatively affects the individual components of liver function. Your liver is in charge of your weight, fat burning and aging.
You cannot get a cancer cell occurring unless DNA is altered. When you drink, the acetaldehyde is corrupting DNA and puts you on the road to cancer. One of most common genetic defects in man is our inability to counteract the toxicity of alcohol.
We are probably at the stage now with alcohol that we were at 30 years ago with tobacco. Alcohol is one of the most carcinogenic products in common use. Alcohol causes ten times as many deaths as it prevents. Men, women and parents - be warned.
Alcohol causes 4% of all global cancer deaths. The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in 30 years shows that drinking just 1.5 drinks per day (or less) accounts for 30% of all alcohol-attributable cancer deaths and 15% of all breast cancer deaths.