Over 30L people died due to excessive alcohol: WHO


Geneva: More than 30 lakh people died due to excessive drinking in 2016, a recent study report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed.

The study report stated that most of those killed due to alcohol consumption were men. The organisation estimates that the consumption of alcohol will surge further in the next 10 years.

In the recent report, WHO said that around 23.7 million men and 4.6 million women across the world are suffering from alcohol related problems. These problems persist mostly among Europeans and American.

The report further stated that Europe records highest per capita alcohol consumption.

One-third of the alcohol-related deaths were caused by injuries in car accidents. Similarly, 20% of the deaths were caused due to digestive disorders or cardiovascular diseases. Cancer, infectious and mental illnesses are also the cause of alcohol-related deaths, the study report said.

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