What has the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, and other star players like Dan Carter have to do with thyroid cancer?
A recent study has shown that the risk of developing thyroid cancer does not seem to be associated with any particular dietary factors. However, there was an associated between lower risk of thyroid cancer and a higher level of alcohol consumption!
Whilst such a study does not prove causality (i.e. it may link higher alcohol intake with lower thyroid cancer risk, but doesn't prove that one leads to the other - it may be an associated factor rather than the alcohol itself), it does perhaps provide some comfort for those who have one beer more than they should!