Called main cause of death in the world

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Alcoholism is called the main cause of death

From alcohol annually kills about three million people. This is more than die from AIDS.

The world health organization (who) has called the main cause of deaths in the world. It turned out that every year about three million people die because of alcohol. About it noted in the official press release on the MedicalXpress.

Experts say that every twentieth death provoked by alcohol consumption. This includes, in particular, of victims of road accident because of driving while intoxicated. Also included in this number killed by the contributing factors – violence, disorders of the cardiovascular system, liver cirrhosis and some cancers.

Alcohol increases the risk of several serious diseases, including tuberculosis, pneumonia and HIV.

However, three quarters of deaths related to alcohol were men. In second place are young people aged 20 to 29 years.

According to who estimates, today alcohol dependence suffer 237 million of 46 million men and women. While 2.3 billion people daily drink 33 grams of pure alcohol, equivalent to two glasses of wine.

Scientists stressed that the death rate from alcohol is higher than from AIDS, traffic accidents and violence.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have found a deadly danger to night work for women.

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