Alcohol and depression infographic

Alcohol and Depression

A factsheet looking at the relationship between alcohol and depression.

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Alcohol and cancer

Alcohol and Cancer

The latest Factsheet from Alcohol Concern on the link between alcohol consumption and cancer. 

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Factsheet dementia

Alcohol and Dementia

Alcohol Concern have published a new factsheet which reviews the evidence that regular excessive drinking increases the risk of the most common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.

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Alcohol & Breast Cancer

Factsheet: Alcohol & Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their life time. A host of  lifestyle choices can affect the odds of developing breast cancer, including alcohol. This factsheet takes a look at the findings behind many studies, including:

  • An estimated 6% of all breast cancer diagnoses are directly attributable to alcohol – roughly 3,000 cases each year.
  • Less than half the UK population know the link between alcohol and breast cancer
  • Each drink per day increases the risk by 7-12%. 

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Diabetes Factsheet

Factsheet: Alcohol & Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is estimated to cost the UK economy nearly £9 billion each year. But what is the relationship between alcohol and diabetes? This factsheet lays out some of findings around the issue, such as:

  • Consuming thirteen standard drinks over three days has been found to increase the risk of developing diabetes five-fold.
  • The surprising levels of calories in alcohol can lead to weight-gain, a known factor in diabetes
  • The risk of hypoglycaemia when drinking for those already with diabetes.

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Alcohol & Hypertension

Factsheet: Alcohol and hypertension

This factsheet summarises the links between hypertension (high blood pressure) and alcohol consumption, and looks at what we can do to reduce the risks to health. 

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