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Alcohol kills a person every 15 seconds

A few sips of wine may be good for your heart, but alcohol-related disease and accidents take a life every 15 seconds according to research from the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Problem is, few people stop at one drink.

Researchers found that disorders linked to drinking wine, beer, whiskey, mixed drinks, etc are among the most disabling diseases in the world. The problems are especially problematic for men although women have been drinking more during the past decade. Unlike other diseases, the risks linked to drinking frequently kill young people.

Alcohol’s destruction is mostly due to injuries in accidents, cancer, heart disease and liver damage. Globally, one in twenty-five deaths is due to alcohol consumption.

Gail Czukar executive vice-president, Policy, Education and Health Promotion for the Canadian Centre says, “There are significant social, health and economic problems caused by alcohol, but research gives us sound, proven interventions that governments and health providers can use to address these problems.”

source: The Examiner

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