Drinking Alcohol Linked to Cancer?

By: CBS
By: CBS

Too much alcohol may be linked to certain forms of cancer.

Researchers at the American Chemical Society found that when people metabolize alcohol, their bodies form a substance very similar to formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen.

The study found most casual drinkers are unlikely to develop cancer from social drinking because the human body usually turns carcinogenic substances into harmless chemicals.


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