Source: The Guardian
BY Hannah Devlin Science correspondent
Alcohol can cause irreversible genetic damage to the body’s reserve of stem cells, according to a study that helps explain the link between drinking and cancer.
The research, using genetically modified mice, provides the most compelling evidence to date that alcohol causes cancer by scrambling the DNA in cells, eventually leading to deadly mutations.
During the past decade, there has been mounting evidence of the link between drinking and the risk of certain cancers.