Even the daily drinking of a glass of wine or beer poses a health risk, according to a large study into the frequency and impact of alcohol consumption responsible for almost 3 million deaths per year worldwide. Alcohol drinker on three dies of alcohol-related health problems every year, including 2.2% of women and 6.8% of men, according to the study that advocates the "zero-alcohol". The world has 2.4 billion drinkers, 63% of whom are men. The study, published Friday by the medical journal The Lancet, assesses alcohol consumption and their health effects in 195 countries between 1990 and 2016. Alcohol caused 2.8 million deaths in 2016, note -t it. In 2016, alcohol use was the seventh risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide and the main cause of death among people aged 15 to 49 (traffic accidents, suicides, tuberculosis, etc.). .). Alcohol is associated with almost one in ten deaths in this age group. Drinking one drink per day for one year increases the risk of developing one of the 23 health problems related to alcohol (cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cirrhosis, accidents, violence) among those aged 15 to 95 with 0.5%. , etc.), say the authors in comparison with non-drinkers. This corresponds to a mortality rate of 100,000 deaths per year in the world for one drink per day, Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou from the Institute of Metrology and Health Evaluation (IHME, University of Washington), co-author of the study. According to her, these findings support other recent research that has found "clear and convincing correlations between alcohol consumption and premature death, cancer and cardiovascular problems". "The myth that one or two glasses a day is good for you is only a myth," she says. Only & # 39; zero alcohol & # 39; minimizes the overall risk of disease, she says. (Belga)
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