Saying no to alcohol reduces the risk of cancer and diabetes.
American biologist Raymond Pearl had written a book on alcohol and emphasized that if alcohol is consumed in a certain quantity daily, it keeps the heart healthy. This book, based on several patient case histories, was published in 1926. Which became the basis for the belief among alcohol drinkers that if only two pegs are consumed daily then it is a medicine. Alcohol drinkers often make the same argument, but is it really so?
Recent research reports of scientists do not agree with this. Defying the theory of biologist Raymond Pearl, research says that the health benefits were not the effect of alcohol, those people were physically healthy, so alcohol did not harm them. Because daily consumption of alcohol definitely causes heart disease. This research of scientists has been given place in JAMA Network and Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. It also tells how stopping alcohol consumption is beneficial from health point of view.
How does alcohol harm the body?
According to a research published in Nature Journal, drinking alcohol increases the risk of about two hundred diseases in a person. According to a research, after any amount of alcohol enters the body, it first affects the brain cells, it affects the memory, due to mixing in the blood, it affects the immunity of the body, this increases the risk of Klebsiella pneumonia. Which is harmful for the lungs. It has also been said in this research that drinking alcohol in any quantity can cause cancer. The World Health Organization has warned about this.
Quitting alcohol is so beneficial
Till now many researches have revealed that not drinking alcohol increases concentration and leads to deep sleep. According to a report in Live Science, the level of epidermal growth factor, a protein that causes cancer, reduces by more than 70 percent. Apart from this, there is also a decrease in vascular endothelial growth factor, its level reaches 41 percent. This also reduces the risk of heart disease.
Effect is visible within a month
Researcher Dr. Kevin Moore, who has been continuously working on alcohol, had explained in detail the benefits of quitting alcohol. He conducted research on people up to 45 years of age, in which it was revealed that by quitting alcohol for a month, the risk of blood pressure can reduce by 6 percent, the risk of diabetes by 26 percent and the weight can reduce by about 2 kg.
Cancer cases increasing due to alcohol
Cases of cancer due to alcohol are continuously increasing. According to a WHO report, alcohol was the cause of cancer in one out of every 25 people in 2020. According to the World Health Organization, a total of 7 lakh 41 thousand 300 cases of cancer were reported in 2020, out of which 4 percent of the cases were due to alcohol. If we look at the death figures, in America in 2019, about 78 thousand people died due to drinking alcohol, in 2020 this figure reached almost one lakh.