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Two glasses of wine a day can increase the risk of mouth cancer by up to 75 per cent, scientists warned.
The research also showed two units of alcohol daily raises the risk of breast cancer by 22 per cent.
It also found that men who drink four units of alcohol a day increase their risk of bowel cancer by 64 per cent.
Other research had previously showed that moderate amounts of red wine could have health benefits and may help to prevent heart disease and strokes.
But the Australian report by the Cancer Institute in New South Wales, found there is no safe level of alcohol and said drinking should be kept to an absolute minimum.
The institute’s chief executive, Professor Jim Bishop, said: “Alcohol is a well established carcinogen and is known to increase the risk of several cancers.”
Researchers also found two small glasses a of wine a day raised the risk of cancer of the oesophagus by 50 per cent and cancer of the larynx by 40 per cent.
Drinking eight units a day raised the risk of mouth or throat cancer by four to six times compared to a non-drinker.
Professor Bishop said: “We don’t want a general scare, but the fact is that alcohol consumption on a regular basis, even at moderate levels, can increase the risk.
“Clearly for cardiac disease it may be that red wine is helpful, but for cancer we cannot see any benefit at all from alcohol.”