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Cancer: one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths

“We have long known that alcohol causes as many cancer deaths in Australia as melanoma, yet the level of public awareness is low,” Professor Olver said. “Australians who choose to drink should try to stay within the National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines and have no more than two standard drinks a day.

“There are plenty of good reasons to moderate consumption – and preventing cancer is one of the most significant of them."

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