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Tue Sep 25, 2018, 09:44 AM

Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

GENEVA — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years.

In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010.

Around a third of alcohol-related deaths were a result of injuries, including car crashes and self-harm, while about one in five were due to either digestive disorders or cardiovascular diseases. Cancers, infectious diseases, mental disorders and other health conditions were also to blame.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/excessive-drinking-killed-over-3-million-people-in-2016/

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 10:47 AM

1. Yay. Just think how much that lowered the planet's carbon footprint.

Liberals rejoice.

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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:09 AM

2. Yep, I think it is interesting that two organizations that believe the world is over-populated

would weigh in on people killing themselves.

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