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(HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking increases your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and breast, the American Cancer Society says.
The society says alcohol abuse may:
Damage body tissues.
Help toxic chemicals, such as those in tobacco smoke, trigger bodily harm.
Limit the body's absorption of key nutrients.
Raise levels of estrogen, which could raise a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
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