21% of drinkers regularly exceed government’s weekly recommended alcohol limit

The Yorkshire Cancer Research study of 3,000 adults who drink also found 6 in 10 have no idea how much the recommended alsohol weekly limit is. Dr Kathryn Scott, CEO at Yorkshire Cancer Research (see its quiz on alcohol intake), said: “Drinking alcohol is now the leading risk factor for ill health among those aged 15 to 49 – and can cause cancer”.