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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5338

Stronger warnings are needed on risks of alcohol: European experts in oncology, public health, and nutrition have urged doctors to give clearer messages that drinking any amount of alcohol increases the risk of cancer. Speaking at an Amsterdam conference hosted by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy they cited a growing body of research, ranging from a WHO meta-analysis to a recent paper in the US journal Pediatrics (2010;125:e1081-7, doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2347).

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