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Reducing the beer belly can reduce risk of diabetes

Date: 19.06.15

A new factsheet from Alcohol Concern, released during Diabetes Week on Thursday 18 June, looks at the increasing risk alcohol has on diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that causes people’s blood sugar level to become too high. This can be either because their body can’t produce enough insulin, a chemical in the body which lowers... Read more

The stigma of alcohol addiction

Date: 5.06.15

Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern and a former Parliamentary colleague of Charles Kennedy said: “There is still a great deal of stigma around alcohol addiction, which can affect people from all walks of life and social standing. “Hopefully, the love and affection following Charles’ tragic and too early death can remove some of... Read more

New factsheet highlights risk of hypertension with regular drinking

Date: 18.05.15

A new factsheet from Alcohol Concern, released on Monday 18 May, looks at the increasing risk alcohol has on hypertension. Hypertension, a form of continued high blood pressure, is a condition experienced by more than one in four adults in the England, with alcohol being a major contributory factor in its development. Regularly drinking alcohol... Read more

More than 2 million go dry for biggest Dry January yet

Date: 14.05.15

After Dry January 2015 was the biggest campaign so far, Alcohol Concern are now celebrating the champions of the campaign. Dry January encourages people to talk about alcohol and supports them to think about the way they drink. With over 2 million people in England going booze-free for the month of January, the 2015 Dry... Read more

Drink responsibly messages “failing consumers”

Date: 29.04.15

  New research from Alcohol Concern suggests ‘drink responsibly’ messages appearing in alcohol adverts are being used by the alcohol industry to promote their brands rather than to help consumers make sensible choices about their drinking. The charity is now calling for ambiguous ‘drink responsibly’ messages to be replaced with factual health warnings, after examining... Read more

Negeseuon yfed cyfrifol yn “dda i ddim i gwsmeriaid”

Date: 29.04.15

  Mae ymchwil newydd gan Alcohol Concern yn awgrymu bod negeseuon ‘yfwch yn gyfrifol’ sy’n ymddangos mewn hysbysebion alcohol yn cael eu defnyddio gan y diwydiant alcohol i hyrwyddo eu brandiau yn hytrach nag i helpu cwsmeriaid i ddewis yn gall wrth yfed. Mae’r elusen yn galw am roi rhybuddion iechyd ffeithiol ddod yn lle... Read more