Topic: Research

REPORT: Exploring the Gap in the Public’s Understanding of the Links between Alcohol and Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK and carries an enormous cost burden, both financial and personal. Around one in four cancers however are lifestyle-related, and therefore ultimately preventable. This includes alcohol, but awareness of this fact among the public is low comparative to cancer links with smoking.
This is a significant public health issue.
Alcohol accounts for 11,894 cancer cases per year in the UK…

REPORT: Lifecourse Alcohol Use Patterns, Hypertension, and Heart Problems Among U.S. Adults

This study confirms previous findings of increased hypertension risk from higher volume and heavier alcohol use patterns among women and men but did not find any support for increased heart problems risk, which may be due to the younger age profile of the sample. Further research that incorporates lifecourse alcohol use patterns is needed to better understand the alcohol–health relationship…

REPORT: Alcohol‐Related Mortality in the United States, 1999 to 2017

Death certificates suggest that alcohol‐related mortality increased in the United States between 1999 and 2017. Given previous reports that death certificates often fail to indicate the contribution of alcohol, the scope of alcohol‐related mortality in the United States is likely higher than suggested from death certificates alone. Findings confirm an increasing burden of alcohol on public health and support the need for improving surveillance of alcohol‐involved mortality…

REPORT: Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are schizophrenia spectrum disorders that cause significant disability. People with these schizophrenia spectrum disorders have high rates of co-occurring substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder (AUD), and it contributes to worse outcomes than for those who do not have co-occurring substance use disorder…

REPORT: Children’s Awareness About Normative Situations for Adults to Consume Alcohol

Children aged 4–8 become increasingly knowledgeable about alcohol norms in specific situations which implies that they know in what kind of situation alcohol consumption is a common human behavior. This knowledge may put them at risk for early alcohol initiation and frequent alcohol use later in life…

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing to Women in Australia

With many pregnancies being unplanned, and the significant body of evidence indicating that alcohol promotion influences attitudes, decisions, and behaviours related to alcohol use, there is a strong rationale to address alcohol marketing targeted at women as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing alcohol consumption, including among women of child-bearing age…