AHA comment on World Cancer Research Fund: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer

24 May 2018: The World Cancer Research Fund today releases its latest report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide body of evidence on preventing and surviving cancer through diet, nutrition and physical activity.

The report recommends that people limit their consumption of alcohol, and that for cancer prevention, it is best not to drink alcohol.

Responding to the publication of the report, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, said:

“We welcome this new World Cancer Research Fund report with its increased evidence around the link between alcohol and cancer. In addition, it is clear from the evidence in the report that drinking alcohol cannot be justified for other health reasons – to prevent heart disease, for example. We hope that this new authoritative report will influence decision-makers to take positive action to address the damage caused by alcohol misuse.”