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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...

Lung cancer success and an alcohol-free new year

Exciting results from a lung cancer campaign, important findings from a breast cancer prevention trial, and a trip to an alcohol-free bar.

Government figures show extent of summer holiday drinking

New figures from the 'Know Your Limits' campaign show that many Britons drink excessive amounts of alcohol on their summer holidays.

Quantity not type of alcohol increases breast cancer risk

A large study has confirmed that the more alcohol a woman drinks, the greater her risk of breast cancer - regardless of the type of alcohol consumed.

Less booze not more veg is key to cut cancer risk

People should be warned that cancer is linked to obesity and alcohol, rather than urged to eat more fruit and vegetables to protect against the disease.

Teenage smokers at higher risk of alcohol abuse

Teenage smokers are at a greater risk of alcohol abuse in later life than their non-smoking peers, says new research by the Washington University School of Medicine.

Moderate drinking 'ups cancer risk'

Women who consume just three small alcoholic drinks a week face an increased risk of breast cancer, US researchers have warned.

HPV pushes oral cancer cases past 6,000 a year

The number of oral cancer cases diagnosed each year in the UK has risen above 6,000 for the first time, new figures from Cancer Research UK show today.

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