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31

What is the recommended weekly alcohol intake limit for men and women?

14 units

32

Heavy drinking increases your risk of ___ disease.

cardiovascular

33

Which cancers are strongly associated with alcohol?

breast

bowel

liver

mouth/throat

oesophageal

stomach

34

Why does drinking and smoking at the same time greatly increase your chances of developing cancer?

Alcohol acts as a solvent for carcinogens to travel around the body

35

Drinking is associated with what endocrine disease?

Diabetes

36

Should pregnant women consume any alcohol?

No, no safe level

37

Pregnant women drinking alcohol can lead to which spectrum of disorders in their children?

Foetal alcohol syndrome

38

What are some presentations of foetal alcohol syndrome?

Abnormal appearance; low body weight; small head size

Reduced intelligence

Developmental delay; poor behaviour; sight and hearing problems

39

If alcohol is consumed very early in the pregnancy (i.e before the pregnancy is known), how at risk is the baby?

Not at huge risk

40

The amount of alcohol in a women's blood stream is (more than / equal to) the amount in her breast milk.

equal to

41

Ideally, alcohol should be ___ while breastfeeding.

avoided