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.

    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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