Friday , January 22 2021

Alcoholism kills 1 in 20 people in the world: WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 20 people worldwide die from alcohol consumption.

The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 diseases and disorders; The consumption of alcohol can produce disability and death in relatively early age also indicates WHO.

Only in the group from 20 to 39 years at least 25% of deaths are attributed to alcohol consumption.

Alcohol: Curiosity to try it for the first time
The Ministry of Health (Ssa) says in this respect that alcohol consumption among young Mexicans is increasing, and that one of the main reasons for drinking alcohol for the first time is curiosity.

Alcoholic beverages, Ssa explains, are psychoactive substances that can generate dependence in addition to other causes identified by which alcohol consumption begins among adolescents aged 12 to 24 who agree to try this type of drink for the first time:

1. Curiosity (29.4%)

2. Invitation from friends (13.5%)

3. Experimentation (12.4%)

4. Family Problems (10%)

5. Influence of friends (9.4%)

6. Approval of the group (4.1%)

7. Family invitation (2.9%

8. Depression (2.4%).

Thus, in Latin America, the main consumer country of alcoholic beverages is occupied by Chile with 9.6 liters per liter. Inhabitant.

Mexico occupies the tenth place with a consumption of 7.2 liters per day. Inhabitant.

How much is "much"? To define the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, WHO reveals that when women consume more than 40 grams and men over 60 grams, they will risk their health.

Finally, WHO warns that large amounts of this type of beverage ends with the lives of 3 million people annually, mostly men.

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