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Alcohol and CANCER

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New report highlights low awareness of alcohol-related cancer risks: Danish Cancer Society expert explains

Anne Sofie Plum Christensen from the Danish Cancer Society discusses their latest report on alcohol and cancer, revealing low public awareness and emphasizing the need for stronger prevention policies, including raising the legal age limit for purchasing alcohol.

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Exploring the impact of alcohol policies on global cancer outcomes

In our latest interview, we delve into the pivotal research by Dr. Luis Antonio Diaz and Dr. Juan Pablo Arab, highlighting the profound impact of alcohol policies on cancer outcomes. Their study, encompassing 169 countries, reveals the crucial role of robust public health policies in mitigating alcohol-related health issues, particularly cancer, offering key insights for policymakers and health advocates globally.

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The true face of alcohol: Why there's #NoGlamourInCancer

We've all seen the glamorous portrayals of alcohol in media and advertising, but it's time for a sobering reality check. #TheTrueFaceOfAlcohol illuminates the often-overlooked link between alcohol and cancer, emphasizing the stark truth that there's absolutely #NoGlamourInCancer.

Alcohol and cancer awareness in Nordic countries

Despite the well-established contribution of alcohol to the burden of cancer, public knowledge of the relationship between alcohol and cancer is low across the world, including Nordic countries.

When we talk about alcohol increasing the risk of cancer, there’s a little more to it than that. That’s because, as the latest research highlights, it’s one of the chemicals alcohol gets broken down into that seems to be one of the main culprits.

Alcohol is broken down via a strict process and converted into energy. And it’s acetaldehyde, at the centre of this chain, that’s the weakest link. If acetaldehyde isn’t broken down further it builds up in cells, where it damages DNA in a way that could cause cancer.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

By Aine McCarthy

Cancer Research UK

Editorial - December 2023

Steady steps toward clarity: A year in review

As we reflect on a year dedicated to deepening our understanding of the intricate link between alcohol consumption and cancer, our series of weekend poster campaigns at NordAN have been pivotal in bringing this vital issue to light. This editorial revisits these efforts, exploring how our simple yet powerful messages have shaped public awareness and discourse.

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