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Alcohol putting Europeans at risk of digestive cancers

A new report from United European Gastroenterology finds that alcohol is putting even moderate drinkers at risk of digestive cancers

Published: 10 December 2019

A new report from United European Gastroenterology finds that alcohol is putting even moderate drinkers at risk of digestive cancers 

Just 2 alcoholic drinks a day - the average consumption in the EU - put drinkers at a 21% increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, as well as other digestive cancers.

Heavy drinkers (people that consume 4 or more drinks per day) were found to be at an increased risk of pancreatic, liver and gastric (stomach) cancer.

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