Here in Ireland, we often think of alcohol in a positive light – relaxing with a drink after work or buying a pint as we watch a big match with friends.
One thing we don’t stop and consider so often is the negative side of regular drinking.
The truth is that the more you drink, the higher the risk to your health. Cancer risk is strongly linked to alcohol consumption, whether you drink a lot in one night or spread your drinks over a week. That’s according to Dr Ronan Glynn of the HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme.
“Many young people are not even aware they’re drinking harmfully,” he explains.
So what are the specific health risks people in their 20s should be aware of when it comes to alcohol? Here’s a snapshot…
Source: The Journal.ie, 21/11/17