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Indians drinking more: Alcohol intake doubles in a decade

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Indians have started drinking more as compared to 2005. The alcohol consumption in India has more than doubled. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the per capita alcohol consumption has increased from 2.4 litres in 2005 to 5.7 litres in 2016. The report suggests 4.2 litres is being consumed by men whereas, 1.5 litres by women.

Alcohol Deaths:

So far around 2.3 million men have died due to alcohol consumption, whereas 0.7 million women lost their lives due to alcohol in 2016. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 diseases and injury conditions. The WHO report estimated around 2.3 billion people as present drinkers. However, 155 million adolescents across the world are current drinkers that are 26.5 per cent of all 15 to 19-year-old population in the world.

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Maximum Drinking Countries:

According to the WHO study, the per capita consumption of alcohol is expected to increase in half of the World Health Organisation regions by 2025. The highest increase is expected in the South-East Asia Region. Slight increase in other countries including Indonesia and Thailand is also expected. The second highest increase is expected in China by 2025.

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