A new set of researches at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland have claimed that moderate consumption of any type alcohol can possibly avert the risk of thyroid cancer. The researchers searched for a possible link between alcohol consumption and thyroid cancer risk and it was reported that alcoholic beverages bestow a protective effect on the neck gland. The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer. To learn how alcohol can prevent thyroid cancer, first take a look at the comprehensive details given about thyroid cancer.
For a man, moderate alcohol consumption is four alcoholic drinks a day and an average of 14 drinks per week; for a woman, it is three alcoholic drinks in a day and an average of seven drinks per week, says National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A standard alcoholic drink means:
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There is no exact evidence as to how and why alcoholic beverages stave off the risk of thyroid cancer, however, researchers believe that alcohol regulates the release of thyroid hormone due to which there is no accumulation of thyroid in the thyroid gland, thus palliating the chances of thyroid cancer.
The researchers caution that one should not take self-prescribed amount of alcohol to eliminate thyroid cancer risk because there is an absence of convincing evidence in proving the link between alcohol and thyroid cancer risk.
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