Concern over UK's 'booze culture'

Alarm sounded over high alcohol consumption, linked by studies to six per cent of country's cancer deaths every year.

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    Heads of government are meeting at the United Nations to tackle four major diseases: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory disease, collectively known as the non-communicable diseases.

    In the UK, alcohol causes about six per cent of cancer deaths each year, amounting to about 9,000 people.

    As little as three units a day can increase the risk of mouth, throat, food-pipe, breast and bowel cancers.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London on the mounting concern regarding Britain's culture of high alcohol consumption.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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