Drinking increases risk of bowel and breast cancer
A new advertising campaign has been launched warning people that drinking alcohol greatly increases their risk of being diagnosed with breast or bowel cancer. The Cancer Council of Australia’s Ian Olver says the campaign will warn people that alcohol is a grade one carcinogen. Professor Olver says anyone who consumes more than two standard drinks of alcohol a day is at risk, reports ABC News. He says a couple sharing a bottle of wine over dinner would be four standard drinks each, which is too much.