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Am i'm at a high risk for getting esophagus cancer if i get the Asian glow?Should i give up alcohol entirely?

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In brief: Yes don't drink

People who consume alcohol have higher incidence of esophageal cancer , asian glow is due to a different reason, when alcohol is consumed , it is metabolized to acetaldehyde then to harm less acetate, the enzyme needed for this is lacking , or rapidly destroyed in some asians , resulting accumulation of acetaldehyde , causes the flush f face.

In brief: Yes don't drink

People who consume alcohol have higher incidence of esophageal cancer , asian glow is due to a different reason, when alcohol is consumed , it is metabolized to acetaldehyde then to harm less acetate, the enzyme needed for this is lacking , or rapidly destroyed in some asians , resulting accumulation of acetaldehyde , causes the flush f face.
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