Alcohol 'can increase cancer risk'
Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research shows.
A large Europe-wide study in the British Medical Journal found that one-in-10 of all cancers in men and one-in-33 of all cancers in women are caused by past or current alcohol intake.
For alcohol-related cancers, one-in-three in men and one-in-20 in women are caused by any excessive drinking, as Jane Hughes reports.
08 Apr 2011
- From the section Health