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Portugal’s Burden Of Disease From Alcohol Consumption

Mittwoch 2. Juni 2010 von htm

The World Health Organization has estimated that 3.2 percent of the „burden of disease“ around the world is attributable to the consumption of alcohol. Portugal is currently ranked eighth in the world in alcohol consumption. A new study has found alcohol consumption in Portugal represents a heavy economic burden for that country’s health system.
„This is a brilliant study,“ said Helmut K. Seitz, professor of internal medicine, gastroenterology and alcohol research at the University of Heidelberg, and president of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcohol (ESBRA). „It shows very clearly on the basis of real data that alcohol consumption is not only a risk factor for various diseases, especially liver disease, but it also shows that these alcohol-related diseases cost enormous money. We have data from Canada and England and some other countries, but we need more accurate data to convince the public, the doctors and the politicians that we have to do something about it.“ (Source: Medical News Today, 6/1/10)

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