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Controlled Drinking

According to the World Health Organization, in May 2014, the average global consumption of alcohol for people 15 years or older is 6.2 liters (6.5 quarts) per year. In 2012, use of alcohol was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide. Drinking alcohol can not only lead to dependency, a situation in which a drug creates a propensity or urge to continue use despite adverse consequences, but also increase the risk of developing harmful mental health conditions and more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. Thus, the regulation of alcohol consumption is a realistic means to fight against all these consequences, and controlled drinking recommendations for the general population are intended to alert people to the consumption thresholds that should not be exceeded ...

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