Alcohol consumption

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Alcohol consumption is the use of alcoholic drinks or the amount of them consumed by an individual or identifiable population. The British Medical Journal published a study that found that "In western Europe, an important proportion of cases of cancer can be attributable to alcohol consumption, especially consumption higher than the recommended upper limits."[1] From a diet standpoint, Steven Halls, MD writes that an "innocent-looking margarita, cosmopolitan or glass of wine, can gain hundreds of calories that do absolutely nothing to destroy your appetite."[2]


  1. Schütze, M.; H. Boeing, T. Pischon, J. Rehm, T. Kehoe, G. Gmel, A. Olsen, A. M. Tjonneland, C. C. Dahm, K. Overvad, F. Clavel-Chapelon, M.-C. Boutron-Ruault, A. Trichopoulou, V. Benetou, D. Zylis, R. Kaaks, S. Rohrmann, D. Palli, F. Berrino, R. Tumino, P. Vineis, L. Rodriguez, A. Agudo, M.-J. Sanchez, M. Dorronsoro, M.-D. Chirlaque, A. Barricarte, P. H. Peeters, C. H. van Gils, K.-T. Khaw, N. Wareham, N. E. Allen, T. J. Key, P. Boffetta, N. Slimani, M. Jenab, D. Romaguera, P. A. Wark, E. Riboli, M. M. Bergmann (2011). "Alcohol attributable burden of incidence of cancer in eight European countries based on results from prospective cohort study" (in English). BMJ 342: d1584–d1584. doi:10.1136/bmj.d1584. ISSN 0959-8138. 
  2. Hall, Stephen (1999). New kick-start for weight loss routine & foods (English). Moose and Doc. Retrieved on 22 April 2015.