fbpx
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Home Health Cancer, A Compelling Reason To Cut Alcohol- Study

Cancer, A Compelling Reason To Cut Alcohol- Study

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

A new study unveiled on Tuesday said, telling people that alcohol causes cancer and encouraging them to count their drinks would make them want to drink less.

The study led by the George Institute for Global Health was a randomised trial involving three online surveys over a period of six weeks from 8,000 adults who broadly represented the Australian drinking public.

The article was published on the Addictive Behaviours. As part of these surveys, some participants saw the Western Australian government’s spread advert which informs drinkers that alcohol use increases their risk of cancer.

See also  Ex-FBI Lawyer to Plead Guilty to Doctoring Email in Russia Probe of Trump Campaign

While some saw simple messages about how to change their drinking habits, and others saw combinations of the spread advert and the simple messages.

The effect of these combinations on drinkers’ attempts to reduce their intake and the actual amount of alcohol consumed were then measured.

“We found that pairing information about alcohol and cancer with a particular practical action counting their drinks resulted in drinkers reducing the amount of alcohol they consumed. “

See also  WHO Launches Anti-Malarial Campaign, Targets 958, 000 Adamawa Children

The study found telling people alcohol causes cancer makes them want to drink less and encouraging them to count their drinks helps them do it.

See also  COVID-19: FG Releases N4.5Bn to Health Workers

Pettigrew said many people do not know that alcohol is a carcinogen and there are limited resources available for alcohol harm-reduction campaigns.

 so it is important to find out which messages resonate best to ensure they have the best chance of working.

An estimated one in six Australians consumes alcohol at levels that put them at risk of a related disease or injury during their lifetime, and one in four at levels placing them at risk of harm on a single occasion at least monthly.

See also  COVID-19 Second Wave: Lockdown Will be Last Resort—NEC

Pettigrew said harmful alcohol use in Australia is a major health issue, which is associated with increased risk of injury, chronic diseases including alcohol-related cancers, and premature death.

It is not just heavy drinkers; even moderate drinkers are at increased risk of several types of cancer.

© 2021, Scud News. All rights reserved.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Sweden Phases Out Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

Sweden is gradually phasing out the use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Kano Makes NIN Compulsory For Public Secondary School students

Saidu-Kiru said the NIN would enable the ministry to have an updated data base for all students for the purpose of planning and optimum

Ex-banker, Wife, Mother–In-Law Jailed 60 Years for Stealing Depositors’ Fund

A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, his wife, and mother-in- law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke have been jailed by a court in Ekiti.

Public Display Of Affluence Dangerous, DSS Warns

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned Nigerians on the dangers of public display of affluence, saying it is great security...
See also  COVID-19: Ethnic Minorities More Likely to Die –UK National Agency

© 2020 – 2021, Scud News. All rights reserved.

%d bloggers like this: