Alcohol ‘kills’ 88,000 people every year!
So far, many research results related to alcohol is not clear. Some say the consumption of alcohol is bad for health, but not othere claim otherwise. Even so, a recent study found that drinking too much alcohol can lead to premature death.
Recent research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that consumption of large amounts of alcohol is a major cause of premature death in the United States. Alcohol causes one in 10 premature deaths in adults.
Researchers using data from the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) to determine the total number of deaths related to alcohol in adults aged 20 to 64 years in the United States from 2006 to 2010. Researchers found that alcohol was the cause of 88,000 deaths per year in USA. Not only that, alcohol is also suspected to reduce a person’s age by 30 years.
“In total, there is a possibility of 2.5 million deaths per year due to excessive alcohol consumption,” said Dafna Kanny researchers from the CDC, as reported by Live Science.
The number of deaths caused by alcohol increased to 12,000 deaths per year since 2004. Some of the deaths that are related to alcohol consumption include accidents and chronic diseases. Chronic diseases that can be caused by alcohol and other triggers between liver disease deaths (14,000 deaths per year) and alcohol dependence syndrome (3,700 deaths per year).
Although the study was conducted in the United States, but of course these results can be used as a lesson to us anywhere in the world. Avoid alcohol if you want to keep your body healthy and avoid chronic disease that can lead to death.