The burden of alcohol consumption

The European region has the highest levels of alcohol consumption in the world, as a result, the continent also has the highest proportion of total ill health and premature death directly linked to alcohol.  

Alcohol consumption is a a major contributor to the increasing burden of digestive diseases and known risk factor for digestive cancers, including oesophageal, liver, pancreatic, colorectal and gastric cancer.

Alcohol & Cancer infographic (AWARH 2021)

Alcohol Taxation infographic (AWARH 2021)

Reducing alcohol harms

Our member society the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) published a policy statement with evidence-based policy recommendations to reduce alcohol consumption in the general population. 

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Andreea Botos