Scientists set about to do a meta-analysis of 16 different studies, covering 6251 cases of skin cancer.
They found a 20% increase in the incidence of melanoma in patients who drank alcohol on more than an occasional basis.
Unfortunately, the studies do not eliminate the possible relationship of sun exposure time. So it is possible that those with increased melanoma related to alcohol either hung out outside too long, or… fell asleep out in the sun.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M Dattner, MD
Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine