The facts we all should know

FACT #31

Are you aware Europe has the highest alcohol consumption in the world?

Europe has the highest levels of alcohol consumption per person, the highest prevalence of heavy episodic drinking, and the lowest rates of abstention from alcohol in the world. The most effective way to reduce mortality rates from alcohol-related liver disease, which is a dose-related condition, are interventions which reduce population-level alcohol consumption.

Show me the science

Moodie R, Stuckler D, Monteiro C, et al. Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultraprocessed food and drink industries. Lancet 2013; 381: 670–79.

WHO. Global status report on alcohol and health 2018. September 2018. item/9789241565639

Karlsen TH, Sheron N, Zelber-Sagi S, et al. The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission: protecting the next generation of Europeans against liver disease complications and premature mortality. The Lancet 2021.

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