WHO Study - Alcohol is International # 1 Killer
World Health Organization (WHO) released the results of a study today that concluded alcohol is the number 1 killer in the world. Alcohol even beat out AIDS.
According to the WHO study, alcohol is responsible for 2.5 million deaths worldwide each year. Whether, the death is related to the actual complications that can come with drinking obsessive amounts of alcohol or accidents related to it such as alcohol poising, car accidents, drowning, falling, injuries in the home, burns, and any other type of injury a individual can sustain while consuming alcohol or driving, operating machinery etc… while under the influence.
Statement for the WHO
"The harmful use of alcohol is especially fatal for younger age groups and alcohol is the world's leading risk factor for death among males aged 15-59. Worldwide, about 11% of drinkers have weekly heavy episodic drinking occasions, with men outnumbering women by four to one. Men consistently engage in hazardous drinking at much higher levels than women in all regions."
Not only is alcohol the number 1 killer worldwide it is also a major factor in over sixty types of diseases and injuries including several types of cancer, domestic violence, cirrhosis of the liver, and several more.