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Alcohol’s strong link to cancers

A reduction in alcohol consumption in Australia would lead to a reduction in cancer deaths, according to La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research.

The study found that across a 20-year period, a one litre decrease in annual alcohol consumption by males in Australia was associated with reductions of 15 per cent in liver cancer mortality and 11.6 per cent in head and neck cancer mortality.

For females, the reductions were 8 per cent for liver cancer and 7.3 per cent for head and neck cancer mortality.

The study’s lead author, Dr Jason Jiang of La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, said: “This study has extended our understandin…
Cancers – Healthcanal.com

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