In a recent analysis of published studies, higher alcohol intake was linked with an increased risk of both basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, which are nonmelanoma skin cancers.
For every 10 gram increase in alcohol intake per day, risk of basal cell carcinoma increased by 7% and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma by 11%.
“This is an important finding given that there are few ways to prevent skin cancer,” said Dr. Eunyoung Cho, senior author of the British Journal of Dermatology analysis.
Link to Study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjd.15647/full
The British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) strives to publish the highest quality dermatological research. In so doing, the journal aims to advance understanding, management and treatment of skin disease and improve patient outcomes.