Sipping on a cocktail is an easy way to melt away the stresses of your day, but it comes with a hefty price: excessive drinking is the direct cause of roughly 88,000 deaths a year .
It’s estimated that alcohol decreases the lifespan of drinkers by an average of 30 years. Considering that 63% of Americans drink beer and wine regularly, alcohol-related diseases has truly become a public health concern .
Excessive alcohol consumption is known to cause cancer, particularly of the head, neck, esophagus, liver, breast, and colon .
In the words of Cancer Research UK: “No type of alcohol is better or worse than another.”