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Analysis has revealed the extent to which alcohol contributes to ill health and admissions to hospital in Scotland. The report by NHS Health Scotland shows that, alongside conditions commonly associated with alcohol consumption, such as liver disease, alcohol also has an important role in injuries and the development of other conditions, such as cancer and strokes.  

NHS Health Scotland looked at the number of deaths and hospital admissions caused by alcohol consumption in 2015.

You can find more information on the report on our Impact of alcohol on health pages.

For more information you can view the media release.