The facts we all should know

FACT #21

Did you know that 30% of deaths from gastrointestinal diseases are directly attributable to alcohol?

Alcohol consumption, in particular, is a risk factor in 200 disease and injury conditions, with nearly 30% of deaths from gastrointestinal diseases directly attributed to alcohol. The European region has the world’s highest proportion of total ill health and premature death linked directly to alcohol consumption.

Show me the science

– UEG. Alcohol and Digestive Cancers Across Europe: Time for Change (2017):

– World Health Organisation. 2014. Global status report on alcohol and health 2014. Available at:;jsessionid=E166515EF9677642EEEA37BCE1F079B7?sequence=1

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