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Study Examines Alcohol Use Patterns Worldwide

(3/12/2013)

Study Examines Alcohol Use Patterns Worldwide
PsychCentral
March 5, 2013

New research shows that alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury — this even though most adults worldwide abstain from drinking.  Researchers discovered the relationship while preparing the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, a report published in the journal Addiction.  “Alcohol consumption has been found to cause more than 200 different diseases and injuries,” said Kevin Shield, doctoral student and lead author of the study. “These include not only well-known outcomes of drinking such as liver cirrhosis or traffic accidents, but also several types of cancer, such as female breast cancer.”

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