Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Ca: Binge drinking: all too prevalent and hazardous

Dienstag 18. Januar 2011 von htm

Alcohol use is the third greatest contributor to the global burden of disease, estimated to cause 3.8% of all deaths. Among people aged 15 to 44 years, alcohol is estimated to result in 4.6% of all disability-adjusted life years lost and a disproportionate number of fatal injuries. 2 Heavy drinking is classified as the consumption of more than 210 g of alcohol per week for men and more than 140 g per week for women, owing to differences in clearance and body size. As a metabolic poison, heavy alcohol use is
associated with cardiovascular disease, oral cancers and liver cirrhosis. As an intoxicant, it causes dependency, injuries and trauma as well as substantial social harms. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 01/18/11) cmaj.ca, CMAJ 2011. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.110029 our Online-Comment: In May 2010 the General Assembly of the World Health Organization held in Geneva accepted with all votes of the 193 member states a Resolution on a global Alcohol Strategy. In it the evidence-based measures are listed which reduce the general consumption of alcohol in a given society. No need to wait any longer.

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Dieser Beitrag wurde erstellt am Dienstag 18. Januar 2011 um 11:34 und abgelegt unter Addiction, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Availability, Binge Drinking, Global, Health, Legal Drinking Age, Letters and comments to editors, Parents, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Price, Publications, Research, Social Costs, Statistics, Verhältnis-Präv., Watchdogs, WHO, WHO globale Alkohol-Strategie, Youth. Kommentare zu diesen Eintrag im RSS 2.0 Feed. Die Kommentare sind derzeit geschlossen, aber sie können einen Trackback auf Ihrer Seite einrichten.

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