Drinking alcohol raises the risk of many health conditions. Sometimes even drinking a moderate amount can raise your risk of disease. Moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. If you drink, you may be at higher risk for these diseases and problems than people who don’t drink:

Moderate Drinking

  • Cancer
    • Female breast
    • Mouth and throat
    • Esophagus
  • High Blood Pressure (men)

Greater Than Moderate Drinking

  • Death from all causes
  • Cancer
    • Colon or rectal
    • Larynx (voice box)
  • High blood pressure (women)
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart failure, heart attack, stroke, arrhythmias, and coronary artery disease,)
  • Injury and accidents (such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, drowning, and alcohol poisoning)

Heavy Consumption

  • Cancer
    • Liver
    • Stomach
    • Pancreas
    • Lung
  • Liver disease
  • Inflamed pancreas