The European region has the highest levels of alcohol consumption in the world, with one-fifth of the population aged 15 and above drinking heavily at least once a week. As a result, the continent also has the highest proportion of total ill health and premature death directly linked to alcohol.
The United European Gastroenterology (UEG) published a report last week that highlights the scale of alcohol consumption across Europe and its direct and indirect impact on digestive cancers.
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