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Excessive drinking can damage your liver and increase your risk of cancer – alcohol causes around 12,500 cases of cancer each year. There are also lots of hidden calories in alcohol so it can also cause you to put on extra weight. 

If you try cutting back on alcohol you should notice that it helps your general wellbeing and makes you:

It can be confusing to know how much drinking is too much. NHS guidelines recommend that men and women drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week:

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The Change4Life website has lots of information and tips on how to reduce your alcohol intake or even quit altogether. You can also get advice from the NHS website. 

If you are concerned about the amount of alcohol either you or someone you know is drinking, there are also a number of local organisations who are there to support you. A list of local support services, along with contact details can be found here

Find more ways of managing your own health on our website.

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