Alcohol is the world’s seventh-leading cause of disease burden, researchers found, and is the top risk factor for a variety of diseases in people ages 15-49. Over time, excessive drinking also raises the risk of developing various cancers, particularly in women ages 50 and older.

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Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. [Published: August 23, 2018]

Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD
The Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Professor of Medicine, Neurology, and Pharmacology
Director of the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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