Continuous Update Project – our analysis of the global research on liver cancer
Today saw the launch of our most recent Continuous Update Project (CUP) report, which focuses on liver cancer
Previous CUP research has shown alcohol to be strongly linked with a range of cancers, including liver. For the first time research has confirmed that just three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer.
Thirty-four studies were reviewed in the research covering 8.2 million people of whom more than 24,500 had liver cancer.
Further strong research has emerged showing that being overweight or obese is also associated with an increased risk of the disease. Liver is now the 10th cancer our research shows is linked with overweight and obesity. Around 61% of people in the UK are overweight or obese.
The research also found strong evidence that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of the disease. It follows research we published in 2013 showing that coffee reduces the risk of womb cancer.