New study reveals that alcohol consumption is rising among Americans of all ages. Stress, movies, availability, and even terrorism are among the reasons.
On a list published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), alcoholic beverages are included as Group 1 carcinogens.
That means the innocent glass or two of wine you may enjoy each day, thinking that it might be good for your heart, could actually increase your risk for cancer.
And people in the United States seem to be incurring this risk more and more often.
Using data gathered from more than 43,000 participants, researchers in a new study say they have uncovered some disturbing trends in the use and overuse of alcohol among U.S. adults.
The study explores alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and alcohol use disorder (AUD) for a 12-month period that ended in June 2013.