Drinking alcohol increases the risk of:
It's not just heavy drinking – even small amounts of alcohol increases risk, but the more you drink, the greater the risk. Your risk of cancer is the same for all types of alcohol including beer, wine and spirits; and there's no evidence that alcohol helps protect you from any type of cancer.
To reduce the risk of cancer, you should limit your intake of alcohol or, better still, avoid it all together.
If you do choose to drink, we recommend drinking no more than 2 standard drinks a day, which is within the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol.
Limiting alcohol doesn't need to limit your lifestyle. If you choose to drink:
View these real life success stories for more tips to cut back on alcohol.
Any that contains 10 grams of alcohol.
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