Alcohol Responsible For 3M Deaths Worldwide Annually, Mostly Among Men, WHO Report Shows

U.N. News: Alcohol abuse kills three million people a year, most of them men — WHO report
“More one in 20 deaths in 2016 — three million people, mostly men — were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). … WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 reveals that of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 percent were caused by injuries (from traffic accidents, self-harm, and violence); 21 percent were due to digestive disorders; and the remainder were caused by cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders, and other health conditions…” (9/21).

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