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Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study

January 8, 2018

Alcohol can cause cancer by permanently damaging stem cell DNA, a new study has found.

Links between drinking and cancer are well-documented, however, the science behind this correlation has remained fairly ambiguous until now.

Researchers from the Medical Research Council’s lab of molecular biology at Cambridge University found that alcohol severely damages the DNA of stem cells in the blood and can subsequently lead to the formation of tumours.

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When alcohol is broken down in the body it produces a toxic chemical known as acetaldehyde.

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