The finding provides the clearest indication to date of how many drinks actually cause liver cancer.
Published as part of the Continuous Update Project – our ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight affect cancer risk and survival – the report analyses worldwide research to find out which factors increase or decrease the risk of developing liver cancer.
The systematic review analysed 34 studies from around the world - comprising over eight million (8,153,000) men and women and 24,600 cases of liver cancer – and also found strong evidence that:
The report’s findings support our current Cancer Prevention Recommendations:
Liver cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer worldwide, accounting for 746,000 deaths around the world in 2012.
Read the full details on all the report's findings and conclusions and the blog by Professor Ricardo Uauy, one of the panel of independent scientists that reviewed the research.