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Is high consumption of alcohol linked to cancer?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 June 2021
Is high consumption of alcohol linked to cancer?

A study, published in the peer-reviewed journal "Addictive Behaviours", has found telling people that alcohol causes cancer makes them want to drink less.

Author Simone Pettigrew, from The George Institute for Global Health, had 8000 adults complete three surveys. She said alcohol was associated with increased risk of injury and premature death and even moderate drinkers were at risk of some cancers. "We found pairing information about alcohol and cancer with ... counting their drinks resulted in drinkers reducing the amount of alcohol they consumed," Prof Pettigrew said.

The Courier Mail; 09/06/2021; Page 20

Author:Manuela Boyle
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