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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Alcohol

Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine...

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses.

Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

What causes cancer? It’s a simple question to ask, and – in so many ways – one of the hardest to answer.

And last week, as 2015 slowly got into gear and many of us...

600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Today we released new data highlighting what a real difference collective action on public health could make.

Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Nearly 600,000 cancers in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK.

Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)

Pounding head? Woolly mouth? A dreadful feeling you might be sick (if you can just summon the energy to get to the bathroom…)

The after-effects of too much alcohol...

Boozy young Brits will drink nearly 4,000 calories in alcohol on festive season nights out

Average young adult Brits will drink 62 units in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

Less alcohol means a lower risk of cancer (and hangovers)

Despite the stereotypical view of alcohol and cancer being about heavy drinkers developing liver cancer, that’s actually a relatively small part of the problem. As we’ll...

Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Let’s be clear – drinking alcohol carries health risks.

It causes seven different types of cancer. And the more we cut down on alcohol, the more we reduce our risk...

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