Conditions and Diseases
Alcoholism

What are the long term risks from drinking alcohol?

Answer

Wiki User
12/04/2011

There are no long term risks from drinking alcohol in moderation. Indeed, doing so is associated with better health and greater longevity than is abstaining from alcohol. However, the abuse of alcohol, especially over a period of many years, increases the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and, especially in connection with smoking, the risk of throat cancer.