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When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

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By MIKE STOBBE

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It sure took a long time for this important truth to come out. I learned a long time ago in medical school that alcohol is cytotoxic.

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Let's see here now, ummmmm have only 1-2 drinks a day and live an extra 1-2 years of life OR enjoy life for 50-60 years and die 1-2 years earlier. Oh what a tough choice!!

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When people drink less, the so called friends they have are found out actually not to be friends at all, but rather just drinking buddies going for the same mundane high they were looking for day after day.

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When people read books, exercise, go hiking, watch movies, attend lectures less, the so called friends they have are found out actually not to be friends at all, but rather just same interest buddies going for the same mundane high they were looking for day after day.

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I guess I should be embarrassed to admit that I have at least 3 drinks every single day unless I am sick. Yearly checkups show slightly elevated blood pressure and good blood work. The worst effect I get from alcohol is that it is dehydrating and thus can impair my sleep to get a drink of water and go to the bathroom. As I age I am drinking less over time, so I may reach this 1 drink a day limit when I am about 90 years old. In my defense I will say I am not addicted to alcohol as when I take a business trip I can be a teetotaler with no problem.

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To quote Father Jack Hackett ; "Drink, drink. drink. drink, drink, drink, drink........................."

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Drinking is the new smoking. For years Big Alcohol and friends in government kept this from everyone. Alcohol causes cancer.

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Alcohol does not cause cancer nor does tobacco but smokers increase their risks for cancers as do heavy drinkers.

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Alcohol does not cause cancer nor does tobacco but smokers increase their risks for cancers as do heavy drinkers.

Suggest google tobacco and cancer and see what scholarly articles show up. Whether it causes it or increase risk of, same net effect....your lifespan is shortened.

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My father-in-law was a very heavy drinker of whiskey and beer, and a heavy smoker. He got cancer of the stomach and throat. It may be coincidental, but I think it was related to smoking and hard alcohol. He suffered over 6 years with various treatments. It is a miserable way to go.

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There is a high proportion of heavy or regular drinkers diagnosed with mouth, throat, oesophogeal and gastric cancers. This includes those who do not smoke, but those that do both are more likely to get these cancers.

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So does this mean if you use a larger cup it still counts as one drink?

I wonder if they have studied the Japanese who are openly alcoholics and drink several drinks a day regularly and seem to still out live Americans.

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