Drinking too much alcohol every day could be behind one in 25 cancers in the UK and across the world, analysis reveals

Drinking too much alcohol may be behind one in 25 new cancers around the world every year, a study has claimed.

An international team of experts estimate 741,300 diagnoses, or 4 per cent of new cancer cases in 2020, could be attributed to heavy and moderate drinking.

The analysis — which looked at alcohol sales and medical records in 240 countries — found the majority of cases linked to alcohol were cancers of the oesophagus, liver, and breast.

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