Does Alcohol Play A Role in Cancer and Heart Disease?

Does Alcohol Play A Role in Cancer and Heart Disease?

Drinking alcohol can give you more than strong breath — it may mess up the balance of good versus bad bacteria in your mouth, researchers reported Monday. That, in turn, can raise the risk not only of gum disease and cavities, but also of cancer and heart disease, they said. Their findings, published in the journal Microbiome, could help explain why people who drink more may die younger than people who drink less, and why drinking can cause cancer. "Our study offers clear evidence that drinking is bad for maintaining a healthy balance of microbes in...

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