Even light and moderate drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – could increase the risk of cancer, say researchers.
The work in the British Medical Journal looked at two large US studies involving more than 100,000 adults.
The clearest link was for breast cancer. Continue reading
A vacancy has arisen for a Research Assistant to join the Institute for Social Marketing, part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, to work on a number of projects focusing on tackling alcohol-related harm. This is a fixed term position for a period of eight months. The post-holder will be based at the University of Stirling, but much of the work can be completed remotely by agreement.
The postholder will assist in a Cancer Research UK funded project to assess the feasibility and value of a tool for analysing and monitoring politicians’ understanding of alcohol-related cancer-risks, alcohol problems and policy positions relating to alcohol. Continue reading
In the latter part of June, Balance North East launched a four-week campaign highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer.
The campaign focuses on the links between alcohol and seven different types of cancer:
• Pharyngeal (upper throat)
• Oesophageal (food pipe)
• Laryngeal (voice box)
The #7cancers campaign features TV advertising, media relations, digital and social media activity.
Over 800,000 people in the North East are drinking above the daily recommended limits and increasing their risk of developing seven types of cancer.
Visit their Facebook page or check out www.reducemyrisk.tv to find out more.
You don’t need to be a heavy drinker to be at risk of the harms associated with alcohol. Drinking a pint of beer or a standard glass of wine every day can increase the risk of seven types of cancer.