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United European Gastroenterology. (2017) Alcohol and digestive cancers across Europe: time for change. Vienna: United European Gastroenterology.

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he European region has the highest levels of alcohol consumption in the world, with one fifth of the population aged 15 and above drinking heavily at least once a week. As a result, the continent also has the highest proportion of total ill health and premature death directly linked to alcohol.

Alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for digestive cancers, including oesophageal, liver, pancreatic, colorectal and gastric cancer. 

Canvassing the opinions of leading European digestive cancer specialists, stakeholder organisations and patient groups, the report highlights the scale of alcohol consumption across Europe and its direct and indirect impact on digestive cancers.

Date:July 2017
Pages:32 p.
Publisher:United European Gastroenterology
Corporate Creators:United European Gastroenterology
Place of Publication:Vienna
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
VA Geographic area > Europe

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