Put down the booze, it's killing you: study

Reducing consumption by 1L a year reduces head, neck and liver cancer

If the average Australian reduced their booze consumption by 1L a year, the nation would see significant cuts in head, neck and liver cancer mortality, a new Australian analysis suggests.


The long-term consumption of alcohol has been recognised for years as a cancer risk factor.

However, according to the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), the relationship between cancer mortality and consumption at a population level has been rarely examined.

The centre’s analysis – published in conjunction with the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)