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The Weekly: Alcohol linked to cancer, clinical trials in the pandemic and more

August 6, 2021

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Alcohol consumption linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new study says

Alcohol consumption linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new study says

TUESDAY, August 3, 2021 (CBS)—Doctors are sounding the alarm over research showing a link between drinking alcohol and cancer. More than 700,000 new cancer cases were linked to alcohol consumption in 2020 — a time when many Americans reported drinking more.

The research, published in the July 13 edition of Lancet Oncology, found that over 4% of all new cancer cases in 2020 were caused by alcohol consumption. While most cancers linked to alcohol use were in people who have more than two drinks a day, more than 100,000 cases worldwide were in people who averaged less than that, the study said.

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