Publications and Resources
It is a product of collaboration between ECL and Eurocare and which aims to inform European populations about the link between the two.
10% of cancers in men and 3% in women can be attributed to drinking alcohol. First conclusive links between alcohol and cancer were established back in 1987 yet 25 years later only 36% of EU citizens are sure of this link. The 2010 Eurobarometer report found that 1 in 5 European citizens do not believe that there is a connection between alcohol and cancer and 1 in 10 do not know about the link.
Excessive alcohol consumption is the cause of severe liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis, fatty liver and cancer.
Alcohol consumption and the risk of morbidity and mortality for different stroke types - a systematic review and meta-analysis
Patra et al. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:258
Rehm J, et al, Addiction 105:817-843, 2010
The cardioprotective association of average alcohol consumption and ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Roerecke M, Rehm J, Addiction, 107:1246-1260, 2012