Navigation Links
Europeans Tops the World in Alcohol Consumption

According to a funded study by EU, Europeans are the heaviest drinkers in the world with nearly 115,000 alcohol-related deaths reported costing about billions of euros in social and health expenditure//.

Alcohol is responsible for 7.4 percent of all ill health and early deaths in the EU and is the third highest risk factor for ill health, ahead of obesity and behind only tobacco and high blood pressure.

Drinking causes some 60 different types of diseases and conditions, the report said.

It also stressed that a great part of the damage done by alcohol is borne by people other than the drinker. Alcohol-caused harm to non-drinkers includes 60,000 underweight births and up to 9 million children living in families with drinking problems.

An estimated 10,000 bystanders or passengers die annually because of drunk-drivers on Europe's roads.

'It is the children who pay the price of the last round,' said Derek Rutherford, Secretary of Brussels-based alcohol watchdog Eurocare.

With some 11 litres of pure alcohol drunk per adult each year, Europe is the heaviest drinking region of the world, the report said. An estimated 23 million Europeans (five percent of men and one percent of women) are addicted to alcohol.

According to the report, Norway has the strictest alcohol policy in the EU and Greece the most lax. However, drinking habits and levels throughout the continent are rather similar, it added.

Education and public awareness campaigns are not enough to curb the damage caused by alcohol, the report warned, calling for tougher rules on drunken-driving as well as on sales and marketing of alcohol.

Rutherford called for restricting alcohol advertising and for prohibiting sports sponsorship, which he said, 'is the most insidious marketing strategy of the alcohol industry'.

The report was funded by the European Commission and written by the London-based Institute of Alcohol Studies.

The commission said it will propose new measures on harmonising the rules of use, sales and advertising of alcohol across the EU, later this year.

(Source: IANS News)

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin D Deficiency On Rise Among Europeans
2. The Deadly Pair of Genes Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer among Europeans
3. Europeans Developing First-Ever Dengue Fever Vaccine
4. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
5. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
6. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
7. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
8. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
9. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
10. World SARS-free within weeks
11. Worlds oldest turns 116 in Japan
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Wimbledon Health ... launches new Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the public, parents ... cardiac abnormalities. About 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November ... of Tri Lite’s personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this ... heaters that fit in well with the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - Today, Dr. Todd C. Hobgood ... non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of his private practice capabilities with the grand ... trained and nationally recognized for his natural approach, Dr. Todd Hobgood serves the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw YMCA’s ... learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Auditions ... 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I saw a passenger ... thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to protect them from ... disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In doing so, it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge ... of at least $15.8  Million to expand its ... NC . The expansion will provide additional ... the growing demands of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology ... expansion will provide up to 40,000 square feet ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 Kitov Pharma ceuticals ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic ... today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... ), each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company, ... ADSs and warrants were issued in a fixed combination ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ), a ... start-up  biotechnology company focused on the development of ... by the F-Prime Biomedical Research Initiative (FBRI), today ... collaboration to support the discovery and development of ... Obsessive Compulsive disorders (OCD). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: