Daily Mail: Alcohol mouthwashes increase risk of esophageal and bowel cancer

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Regular use of alcohol-containing mouth rinses may be a factor in an increased risk of cancer, the Daily Mai reported.

According to published data, researchers from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (Belgium) have concluded that mouth rinses are potentially carcinogenic. Scientists have tested products containing alcohol. It turned out that their daily use correlates with an increase in the number of bacteria that contribute to the formation of tumors.

“The experiment found that two types of bacteria associated with cancer (Fusobacterium nucleatum and Streptococcus anginosus) spread more actively after daily use mouthwash containing alcohol for three months,” reported the Daily Mai.
In particular, scientists have found that mouthwashes with alcohol increase the risk of esophageal and intestinal cancer (colorectal cancer)

The lead author of the project, Professor Chris Kenyon, noted that the tests involved one brand of mouthwash, but the results of the experiment with it will probably be similar to the results of using other alcohol-containing mouthwashes. According to Kenyon, it is better not to use such products: they are too aggressive for the microflora of the oral cavity, causing its imbalance, which allows pathogenic bacteria to multiply. Their spread in the body provokes inflammation, which can be a trigger for malignant processes.

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