“New ONS stats have just come out showing that deaths from alcohol in the UK have risen to their highest level since records began in 2001. There are many health risks associated with alcohol – and no safe level of consumption. World Cancer Research Fund’s own evidence shows that it increases your risk of at least 6 cancers, including breast and bowel, even if you stay within the recommended guidelines of no more than 14 units per week.
So is there an easy way to reduce the amount of alcohol we drink, especially on boozy occasions such as Christmas?
Around 40% of people in the UK do not know that drinking alcohol increases the risk of cancer. Part of World Cancer Research Fund’s role is to increase that awareness and equip people with the facts – so that we can all make informed decisions.”
Read on from the World Cancer Research Fund (UK, December 2022)