According to the research done by dermatologist Dr Eunyoung Cho of Brown University and his team, any type of alcoholic beverage increases the probability of developing two types of cancer. Every daily 10 gram shot hiked up participant’s risk of one type of skin cancer by 11 percent while the other was increased by seven percent. The researchers declared that the chemicals released when alcohol is broken down are the reason behind this.
Researchers pooled the results of previous studies and found a small, but significant, association between alcohol consumption and non-melanoma skin cancers. The most common of these types of cancer are squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. The review gathered the results from 13 studies and found that 10g of alcohol per day was linked with a 7% increase in risk of basal cell and 11% increase in risk of squamous cell carcinoma. 10g of alcohol per day is equivalent to one unit of alcohol, such as a glass of wine.