Alcohol and cancer: a report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK – Royal College of Physicians – March 2013

Posted on March 25, 2013. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep., Oncology | Tags: , |

Alcohol and cancer: a report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK – Royal College of Physicians – March 2013

“Alcohol and cancer draws on the latest research to explain the relationship between alcohol and cancer and why this is a problem that the UK needs to tackle now.

Alcohol is one of the most important preventable causes of cancer in the UK. The more a person drinks overall the higher their risk of developing cancer, yet even drinking within current guidelines can increase the risk for certain cancers. There is no level of drinking that can be considered ‘safe’ from the risk of cancer.

Despite these risks, the UK population continues to drink substantially more than we did 50 years ago. The solution is clear – reducing how much people drink overall will reduce their risk of cancer.

This report by the Alcohol Health Alliance UK draws on the latest research to explain the relationship between alcohol and cancer and why this is a problem that the UK needs to tackle now. It calls for the implementation of key strategies to lower the amount the UK population drinks as a whole and to support those who drink excessively to cut down.”

the report

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