It is well known that heavy drinking can cause damage to the liver, digestive tract and central nervous system. However, in China with thousands of years of drinking culture, wine has never left the table.
However, on August 4, an article entitled “a study in Canada shows that some cancers are related to drinking” published on the website of the Ministry of science and technology attracted the attention of many netizens. The concerns, doubts and disputes about drinking and carcinogenesis were discussed online. In addition, Baijiu stocks, which are weak recently, are more worried about whether they will become straw camels.
According to the latest research published in the lancet of medical journals, 7000 new cancer cases in Canada were related to heavy drinking patterns in 2020, including 24% breast cancer cases, 20% colon cancer cases, 15% colorectal cancer cases and 13% oral cancer and liver cancer cases.
In fact, the causes of cancer are complex. At present, it is recognized that there are the following factors: 1. Unhealthy lifestyle, such as unhealthy diet, heavy smoking, heavy drinking, etc; 2. Excessive exposure to electromagnetic waves or ultraviolet rays; 3. Bacterial and viral infections, such as Helicobacter pylori related gastric cancer, HBV / HCV related liver cancer and HPV related cervical cancer.
When consulting oncology doctors, most of the reporters of the securities times believe that alcohol itself has no obvious carcinogenic ability, but long-term heavy drinking will lead to liver, gastrointestinal mucosa and vascular damage, resulting in cancer.
“Drinking Hurts” real hammer? Several studies have shown that some cancers are related to drinking
As the saying goes, “a little drink will make you happy, and a big drink will hurt you”. China’s wine culture for thousands of years basically agrees with this view.
However, a research report released by the Ministry of science and technology website has aroused concern and doubt about the carcinogenesis of drinking, and it has caused many investors’ concerns about the market trend of Baijiu plate, which is nearly 4 trillion and 500 billion of the market value.
On August 4, according to the website of the Ministry of science and technology, an article “a Canadian study shows that some cancers are related to drinking” was published. The article said that alcohol is a class 1 carcinogen defined by the international agency for research on cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization. It is the main cause of cancer in the world, and the number of cancers will further rise with the increase of alcohol consumption.
The article points out that part of a modeling study published by the international agency for research on cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization in the journal Lancet Oncology involves the estimation of the impact of drinking on global cancer. The study was based on alcohol data from several countries, including survey and sales data. After excluding other carcinogenic factors, such as smoking, obesity and sexually transmitted diseases, the researchers came to the conclusion that alcohol causes cancer.