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Alcohol consumption has increased by 38% in India between 2010 and 2017.
Studies showed that globally 70 percent intake has increased.
The study of 189 countries alcohol intake between 1990-2017, published in the Lancet journal.
And, studies show that the world is not on the right path to complete targets against alcohol harmful use.
The most shocking news is that alcohol consumption is growing in low and middle-income countries, whereas consumption is stable in high-income countries.
India and Vietnam showed an increase in drinking, while consumption dropped in Azerbaijan, Russia, the U.K., and Peru. Mostly, Asian countries have increased their intake.
As per the report, between 2010 and 2017 – alcohol consumption has risen from 4.3 to 5.9 liters per adult per year in India.
And, the consumption of alcohol is increased slightly in the US (9.3-9.8 liters) and in China (7.1-7.4 liters).
Globally, the consumption increased from 20,999 million liters in 1990 to 35,676 million liters in 2017.
A notable decrease in the consumption of alcohol was seen in Europe:
“Till 1990, alcohol consumption was more in the high-income countries, with the highest consumption recorded in the Europe” statement given by Jacob Manthey.
But, this time a little change was seen, with a large reduction in Europe and a sudden increase in India, China and Vietnam
Rumors says that Europe will turn into a low alcohol consumption continent by 2030.
In Europe, consumption reduced from 11.2 to 9.8 liters. Consumption levels remained similar in African, American, and Eastern Mediterranean regions.
The most notable decrease was seen in Azerbaijan, with an 82% decrease from 2.9 liters in 2000 to just 0.5 liters in 2017.
After looking at the report, the aim of the World health organization (WHO) to reduce the 10% level of alcohol consumption by 2025 globally is not going to complete.
Is Alcohol Good or Bad for health?
Well, it depends on the amount. How much a person is consuming. If a person is a moderate drinker, then it’s fine. Because alcohol is good for our heart and our circulatory system somehow.
At the same time, if a person consumes lots of alcohol, then it’s not good for health. It is linked to more than 200 diseases. It leads to heart disease, cancers, strokes and heart attacks. Also, it leads to accidents, violence, and injuries. In the end, death is a common thing.
Recently, in studies, it was shown that elderly 37 % chronic alcohol consumers in India had suffered from anemia.
Sometimes, moderate drinking is also not good for health.
Well, people drink just because they want to look cool. You have seen the increased percentage in the Indian alcohol consumption level. We all are aware of the fact, that adults do drink a lot. Even teens also. It might look cool, but its result is not that cool as it looks. If you are a heavy drinker try to reduce as much as you can.
If it is not causing you any disease now, it might in the future.
Make sure to aware of yourself and your close ones about the effects of consuming alcohol. Make India aware!