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The Clinical Takeaway: New Alcohol Guidelines… The Cancer Risk and Impact on the Brain is Real!

The Clinical Takeaway: New Alcohol Guidelines… The Cancer Risk and Impact on the Brain is Real!

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The Clinical Takeaway: New alcohol guidelines… the cancer risk and impact on the brain is real!

 

 

In this episode:

 

– Changes are based on evidence showing a tight relationship between alcohol consumption and cancers
– Increased recognition of the impact of alcohol on developing brains of unborn child and younger people
– Be aware of thiamine deficiency in those who drink above the recommended limit
– Assess all patients regularly for alcohol use, GPs should begin intervention because referral to D&A Clinics too early may be counter-productive.

 

Guest: Prof Kate Conigrave, Conjoint Professor, Addiction Medicine Head, Indigenous Health and Substance Use Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School

 
Total time: 34 mins

 
Recommended Resources:

 
Brief summary of the 2020 NHMRC alcohol consumption guidelines
Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol
A brief intervention aid for front line health professionals

 

 

 

 

 

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