Saturday, July 25, 2009

1 in 25 deaths world wide due to alcohol

Science Daily reported on 06/27/09 that 1 in 25 deaths world wide is due to alcohol. We don't need to worry about atomic nihiliation, or terrorism, or climate change, we are killing ourselves with tobacco, alcohol, and too much food (obesity).

Here is a snippet from the Science Daily article:

Research from Canada's own Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) featured in this week's edition of the Lancet shows that worldwide, 1 in 25 deaths are directly attributable to alcohol consumption. This rise since 2000 is mainly due to increases in the number of women drinking.

CAMH's Dr J├╝rgen Rehm and his colleagues found that alcohol-attributable disorders are among the most disabling disease categories within the global burden of disease, especially for men. And in contrast to other traditional risk factors for disease, the burden attributable to alcohol lies more with younger people than with the older population.

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