Alcohol - get the facts

Did you know the effects of alcohol can last longer than a hangover?

The short-term effects of alcohol are well known. These include feeling relaxed and slowing down your reactions.

Many people associate the negative effects of alcohol with a hangover, but did you know that alcohol can affect your body for much longer than just the morning after the night before? 

Watch this video to get the facts about alcohol.


Reduce your alcohol, reduce your risk

A recently published study confirms the link between alcohol use and seven types of cancers. Key finding from the study included:

  • 7 drinks a week raises the risk of alcohol-linked cancers by an average of 10%
  • 7-14 drinks a week raises the risk of alcohol-linked liver cancer by 48%, those drinking more than 14 drinks a week had a 202% increased risk of liver cancer
  • More than 14 drinks a week raises the "absolute cumulative risk" of seven types of cancers by 4.4% in men and 5.4% in women
  • Concentrated alcohol use over 1 to 3 days per week, increased the risk of breast cancer even further.

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