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Cancer & alcohol

Last Updated: 12 December 2018

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Cancer & alcohol

Cancer is the leading cause of death within Australia. It is estimated that up to 6,600 new cancer diagnosis each year are attributed to chronic misuse of alcohol.

 

The Australian Government’s current recommendation is that no more than 2 units of alcohol should be consumed per day for both men and women. Cancer Council Australia further recommend to have a minimum of 2 alcohol free days per week to minimise the risk of cancer. In 2012, 20% of Australia's population exceeded these recommendations. 

 

Written by Dr. Noel Duncan

 

Sources:

Cancer Council Australia: Alcohol & Cancer

Australian Bureu of Statistics: Alcohol Consumption

NHMRC: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines

 

Categories:
Alcohol
Disease
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