Sunday, January 7, 2018

Alcohol Has an Irreversible Effect on Stem Cell DNA, Say Scientists

A new study clarifies the link between drinking and some cancers.

By Sarah Sloat

It’s no secret that heavy drinking is linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, but it’s never really been clear how boozing really does its damage. In a groundbreaking new study published Wednesday, however, scientists report that some cancers occur because alcohol can inflict damage on the DNA of stem cells, which in turn may initiate the development of cancerous tumors.  Read more >>

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