Monday, February 14, 2011

2.5 million deaths worldwide are due to alcohol

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest report that alcohol was killing a lot in the world and would include the cause of 2.5 million deaths each year internationally.
Alcohol, scourge of the twenty-first century? That is the question that can arise in relation to data released recently by the World Health Organization. This indicated that alcohol kills more worldwide than the AIDS virus or tuberculosis. Unsurprisingly, developed countries are most affected by these deaths, so that Muslim countries are among the least affected because of their low alcohol consumption. Main victims of alcohol, people aged 15 to 29 who make up 9% of global deaths from the consequences of alcohol or 320,000 deaths each year, "said Le Parisien.
If women are less likely to die from the consequences of alcohol than men, the development of certain "technical" for consumption, such as binge drinking (drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short time to experience rapidly drunkenness), seems to affect more and more countries. An increase in living standards would drive people to drink while deaths related to alcohol are often killed by cancers, cirrhosis of the liver or cardiovascular disease. The WHO's report suggests that if alcohol consumed excessively can have serious consequences, it may actually be beneficial to humans if eaten in moderation.

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