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World Cancer Research Fund, American Institue for Cancer Research. (2018) Alcoholic drinks and the risk of cancer. London: World Cancer Research Fund International.


We analyse global research on how consuming alcoholic drinks affects the risk of developing cancer.

 

Consumption of alcohol

 

Harmful alcohol consumption has been linked to more than 200 diseases and injury conditions, including cirrhosis, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, early dementia and cancer.

 

Worldwide consumption of alcoholic drinks in 2016 was equal to 6.4 litres of pure alcohol (ethanol) per person aged 15 years or older, which is equivalent to about one alcoholic drink per day. However, consumption varies widely.

 

In many countries, alcohol consumption is a public health problem. Alcohol consumption is expected to continue to rise in half of the World Health Organization (WHO) regions unless effective policy reverses the trend.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
2018
Pages
85 p.
Publisher
World Cancer Research Fund International
Corporate Creators
World Cancer Research Fund, American Institue for Cancer Research
Place of Publication
London
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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