"According to the latest WHO estimates, alcohol consumption contributed to 3 million deaths in 2016 globally and was responsible for 5·1% of the global burden of disease and injury."
This statement, published in the Lancet Public Health, outlines the latest statistics relating to the harm that alcohol causes different populations nd describes the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.
Anderson, B. O., Berdzuli, N., Ilbawi, A., Kestel, D., Kluge, H. P., Krech, R., Mikkelsen, B., Neufeld, M., Poznyak, V., Rekve, D., Slama, S., Tello, J., & Ferreira-Borges, C. (2023). Health and cancer risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption. The Lancet Public Health, 8(1), e6–e7. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00317-6