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People lack awareness of link between alcohol and cancer, survey finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 01 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1881
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Most people do not link the consumption of alcohol with an increased risk of cancer, a report by Cancer Research UK has found.1

In a survey of 2100 adults in England, just 13% of respondents identified cancer when asked, “Which, if any health conditions, do you think can result from drinking too much alcohol?”

The survey also highlighted a lack of understanding of the link between drinking alcohol and the risk of developing certain types …

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