Alcohol, Exercise, and Cancer

Moderate drinking (1 ounce a day for women, 2 drinks a day for men) increases the risk of cancer.
Walking 20 minutes a day (briskly) decreases it.

But if you drink too much (more than 2 drinks a day for women, 3 drinks a day for men) exercise does not help.

If you drink very little – a glass of wine every week – your risk of heart disease decreases.

That is moderation.

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and received his MD. Dr. Simpson, a renowned weight loss surgeon, is a leading advocate of culinary medicine. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit