How many glasses of wine is equivalent to the damage of 10 cigarettes?

According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), smoking is related to approximately 50 diseases.

But it is not just tobacco and nicotine that can cause this, the toxic substances present in cigarettes are also harmful to health, which can cause cancer of the lung , larynx, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney, bladder, cervix and in the blood ( leukemia ).

Well, in general, most people already know the harm that smoking can bring. But now a question… what about the wine?

Are you able to know how much alcohol in the drink can harm you?

New research published in BMC Public Health analyzed this doubt and revealed that wine is also capable of increasing the risk of developing some type of cancer throughout life.

But it is not always easy to measure how much alcohol can affect your health. For this reason, a study made a comparison to try to facilitate the understanding: it is more or less like thinking how many cigarettes are in a bottle (or glass) of wine.

Understand better below.

How many cigarettes in a bottle?

The answers to this question vary in relation to the person’s gender. From the study it was possible to see that, for a woman, drinking a 750ml bottle weekly is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes a week.

For men, the amount of cigarettes was lower, in a bottle with the same size (750ml) is the equivalent of 5 cigarettes per week.

The results were also shown to be different in the types of cancers that moderate alcohol consumption can cause.

For them, alcohol is linked to a greater risk of developing breast cancer , and for them there is a greater risk of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

This was one of the different ways that the researchers used to warn about the risks that moderate consumption of alcohol can cause to the person, since when they talk about cigarettes, the dangers are already better known.

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Alcohol consumption and smoking are linked to an increased risk of cancer. Therefore, care and attention to health is fundamental.