Study: The One Drink That Causes Over 200 Diseases.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding alcohol cause more than 200 different diseases, among many other hazardous effects.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/study-the-one-drink-that-causes-over-200-diseases) notes, the study comes from Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Researchers there have a grave warning: alcohol has become the world’s third most common cause of disease and injury.
As the article “Study: The One Drink That Causes Over 200 Diseases” reports, the 200 different diseases linked to alcohol include obvious ones, like liver disease, and ones that most people might not even consider—like breast cancer.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the study analyzed how alcohol is consumed in a variety of countries. There is considerable variation around the globe, reflected in findings such as these:
- Those in Eastern Europe and Southern Sub-Saharan Africa were found to abuse alcohol the most dangerously.
- On the flip side, residents of South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa consumed the least amount of alcohol.
- In North America, adults drink somewhere in the vicinity of 50% above the global average and have more dangerous drinking habits than most of Europe.
The article reports that alcohol was found to have caused about five percent of the global burden of disease. As one of the world’s worst contributors to disease, it’s only surpassed by smoking and high blood pressure.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by advising readers that while unwinding with a glass of wine or two is a small pleasure many people enjoy after a busy day, binge drinking and dangerous drinking are major parts of negative social behavior, and should be avoided.
(SOURCE: Shield, K., et al., “Global alcohol exposure estimates by country, territory and region for 2005—a contribution to the Comparative Risk Assessment for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study,” Addiction; published online March 4, 2013.)
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