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White Wine May Increase Melanoma Risk

If white wine is your beverage of choice, you may want to take note. According to a recent study, drinking alcohol is associated with a moderate risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. And the alcohol with the strongest connection was white wine, with a 13 percent increased risk per drink per day.

The researchers also found that alcohol use was most closely tied to skin cancers that appear on areas of the skin not exposed to the sun, such as the torso.

“If you have other risk factors for melanoma, such as a family history or light skin or hair, you may want to discuss alcohol use with your doctor,” says Tricia Morino, D.O., of Southern Ocean Medical Center.

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