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Alcohol can damage stem cells and cause cancer

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We've always known about general harm, but it's good to have specific studies.

With the introduction of alcohol into the body, a harmful chemical that can permanently damage DNA stem cells, and this increases the risk of developing cancer, is the result of British scientists.

Experts from all over the world have long been aware of the fact that consuming larger amounts of alcohol contributes to the appearance of even seven types of tumors (mouth, throat, throat, esophagus, breast, liver and colon)

"Some types of cancer develop due to DNA damage in the stomach cells. Although some of them occur quite accidentally, the results of our study indicate that the intake of larger amounts of alcohol increases the risk of these types of damage, "said one of the authors of the study, a professor of molecular biology of the London Molecular Biology and Medical Research Laboratory, Dr. Ketan Patel .

British scientists have been studying on mice. In order to find out what harm the organism can cause acetaldehyde, the harmful substance arising during the degradation of alcohol in the organism was used to analyze chromosome and DNA sequencing.

During the experiment, mice were given a diluted alcohol, and then the effect of alcohol on the DNA of these animals was evaluated.

"They found that acetaldehyde breaks down and damages DNA within stem cells, resulting in chromosomal disorders and permanently changes the structure of DNA within these cells," was published by the British Cancer Cancer Center, which also helped co-finance the study .

Damage to DNA results in cell death, while simultaneously causing the natural response of the organism to rebuild. However, if DNA failed to recover properly, then cancer develops. Stem cell damage affects cancer development, scientists claim.

The results of this study provide a detailed insight into how alcohol can increase the risk of developing these seven types of tumors.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Agency ranked alcohol in the first group of carcinogenic ingredients, referring to "convincing evidence" that proved alcohol to affect the development of cancer in the human body.

The results of this study of British scientists have been published in the journal Nature .

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