- 3.6% of cancer cases worldwide are thought to be caused by alcohol
- A new study linked each drink per day with a 14% higher risk of melanoma
- White wine was associated with a 13% increased risk of melanoma
Alcohol has been linked to several different cancers, some more strongly than others. Now a study adds a new type of cancer to the list, and it's an unexpected one: Brown University researchers say that drinking, even in moderate amounts, is associated with higher rates of melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer.