3 glasses of booze per day may cause liver cancer

 If you are a regular drinker, you might want to put that gas down, as new study has revealed that consuming 3 glasses of alcohol per day can cause liver cancer.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

London: If you are a regular drinker, you might want to put that gas down, as new study has revealed that consuming 3 glasses of alcohol per day can cause liver cancer.

According to World Cancer Research Fund, the analysis of 34 previous studies covering 8.2 million people pinpoints level of drinking implicated in liver cancer, the Guardian reported.

Amanda Mclean, director of the charity's UK branch said that the research was strong enough, for the first time, to be more specific about this, and the findings provoked the Alcohol Health Alliance, a coalition of health organisations, to claim that alcohol is so toxic that cans and bottles should carry health warnings.

Women should try to limit themselves to no more than one drink a day and men to two in order to minimize their risk of the disease, the WCRF said.

The report also pinpoints obesity as a risk factor for liver cancer, and also found strong evidence that coffee could help protect against liver cancer.

However, Paul Pharoah, professor of cancer epidemialogy at Cambridge University, cast doubt on the WCRF's findings saying that he didn't think the data was sufficient to conclude the result.