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Alcohol link to one in 25 deaths worldwide

Samstag 27. Juni 2009 von htm

Canadian experts have suggested. The amount people drink varies worldwide. Writing in the Lancet, the team from the University of Toronto added that the level of disease linked to drinking affects poorest people the most. Worldwide, average alcohol consumption is around 12 units a week – but in Europe that soars to 21.5.
The report authors warn the effect of alcohol disease is similar to that of smoking a decade ago. (Source: Google Alkohol News, 26.6.09) BBC, 26.6.09
The Lancet, 27.6.09 Medical News Today, 6/26/09
Main study: „Global burden of disease and injury and economic cost attributable to alcohol use and alcohol-use disorders.“ Jürgen Rehm, Colin Mathers, Svetlana Popova, Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, Jayadeep Patra. The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9682, Pages 2223 – 2233, 27 June 2009
doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60746-7

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