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One in 10 adult deaths linked to alcohol

27th June 2014
A US study looked at the 54 different conditions linking alcohol to death.

Although alcohol's impact on mortality is often associated with motor accidents or chronic liver disease, there are other, less obvious, links.

Among these, are: acute pancreatitis, psychosis, breast cancer, suicide and drowning.

A spokesperson from the study said: "Binge drinking is associated with 51% of all deaths due to excessive drinking."

For women, binge drinking describes four or more drinks in one sitting, whereas men would be five or six.

The findings have been published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

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