Rumgay, H., Shield, K., Charvat, H., Ferrari, P., Sornpaisarn, B., Obot, I., ... & Soerjomataram, I. (2021). Global Burden of Cancer in 2020 Attributable to Alcohol Consumption: A Population-Based Study.
Each year there are 3 million deaths as a result of the harmful use of alcohol.
As alcohol gets broken down, chemicals affect the way our body sends signals and communicates and increase the chances of developing cancer.
In this article, published in Lancet Oncology, the researchers present global, regional, and national estimates of alcohol-attributable cancer burden in 2020.