Alcohol consumption linked to 4% of global cancer cases

Alcohol consumption linked to 4% of global cancer cases

Alcohol consumption appeared linked to more than 740,000 new cancer diagnoses in 2020, equivalent to 4% of cases worldwide.Heavy alcohol consumption contributed to a high number of cancer cases, findings published in The Lancet Oncology showed. However, moderate drinking — defined as up to two alcoholic drinks per day — contributed to more than 103,000 cancer cases last year, or nearly 1 in 7 alcohol-associated malignancies.“We urgently need to raise awareness about the link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk among policymakers and the general public,” HarrietRead More

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