“NEARLY one million adults in the North East (47%) could be drinking enough alcohol to increase their risk of some cancers, alarming new figures show. But only 1 in 3 North East adults is aware that alcohol increases the risk.

The figures come as Balance launches a campaign today (Oct 17) warning alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, including breast, bowel, mouth and throat cancer.

In 2022 a new genetic study added to evidence that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer . And a separate study found alcohol damages DNA and accelerates the body’s ageing process, which is linked to age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s, cancer, and coronary artery disease.”

Find more from Balance (UK, October 2022)

Visit also ReduceMyRisk.tv

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