Studies have been emerging for years linking alcohol to multiple health concerns, but for every study like this, there appears to be one more arguing that moderate alcohol consumption is not only fine, but can actually promote good health. These conflicting reports leave us with many questions. If there are any benefits to drinking actual, do they outweigh the harm it causes? How much alcohol is safe to drink? Or is alcohol more harmful than we’ve been led to believe? Having a glass of wine with dinner every night or enjoying a few drinks over the weekend is a normal part of our culture, but it may be time we start questioning these habits and look at the possible long term health effects.

A new study published in the journal Addiction has found “strong evidence” that alcohol causes cancer in several different places within the body, “and probably others” as well. The types of confirmed cancers listed in the study include liver, colon, rectum, female breast, larynx (throat organ), orolynx (behind the mouth), and esophagus.

The study emphasizes how firmly this link has been established already:

In the last decade there has been a proliferation of research literature, reviews and comment on the association of alcohol consumption with cancer. In some parts of the world the scientific consensus that alcohol causes cancer has already led to more explicit consideration of cancer risk in policy-making, and programmes to increase public knowledge of the risks.

It’s not just science that has people questioning alcohol, it’s those who have experienced this type of thing, and from various people all over the internet sharing their stories and own journey with regards to how they feel with it, and without it.

The pictures below are curtesy  MirrorUK, they are all former drinkers who are sharing their candid before and after photos in their attempt to show you how damaging alcohol, and alcoholismcan be to both your health and your looks.

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Source: http://wisemindhealthybody.com/

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Studies have been emerging for years linking alcohol to multiple health concerns, but for every study like this, there appears to be one more arguing that moderate alcohol consumption is not only fine, but can actually promote good health. These conflicting reports leave us with many questions. If there...