Too few think of cancer drink link

The research also found that one in five adults drinks more than the two-per-day limit recommended by the NHMRC.

Less than half could correctly identify the NHMRC safe consumption thresholds, with 53.3% of those surveyed able to identify consumption thresholds for women but only 20.3% correctly identifying consumption thresholds for men.

The survey of 2700 people found that in 2012, 36.6% of people identified alcohol as an important risk factor for cancer – up from 22.4% in 2004