Alcoholic drinks are a cause of cancer. It is not just heavy drinking that increases cancer risk. Even drinking small amounts can be harmful. The more you drink and the more often you drink, the greater your risk.
Alcohol can have other negative impacts on your and others' health, including damaging your liver, heart and brain, and risking the health of unborn babies. The more alcohol people drink, the more harm individuals, families and our broader community experiences.
Each week, 10 deaths, 315 hospitalisations and 145 family violence assaults occur in WA as a result of alcohol use.
Alcohol can also contribute to weight gain. Just like any food or drink (except water), alcoholic drinks contain energy (kilojoules, kJ). In fact, alcohol contains few nutrients but is very energy dense.
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Find out more about information using the links below:
- Alcohol and cancer risk
- Alcohol think again campaign
- Action on alcohol in WA
- Alcohol intake recommendations
- Where to go for more information