How alcohol is now slowly killing us: Deaths from liver failure fall but cancers related to drinking such as breast and bowel continue to rise


Excessive drinking is causing more deaths from illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, new figures have revealed.

Deaths from conditions – such as bowel and breast cancer – rose last year, according to data released today.

There has been a 1 per cent rise in deaths from conditions related to drinking, from 22,779 in 2013 to 22,967 deaths in 2014, Public Health England (PHE) found.

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