Topic: Research

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

BLOG: Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

NEWS: India: Alcohol Harm Costs More Than Entire Health Spending

A recent study reports, the burden of alcohol in India cost the economy more than what the government spends on health.The study has found that after adjusting for tax receipts from alcohol sale, the economic loss from adverse effects of alcohol consumption would touch about 1.45% of the gross domestic product (GDP). For comparison, the government’s annual expenditure on health is about 1.1% of the GDP.

NEWS: UK: Pervasive Alcohol’s Harm to Others

A recent study found that one in five people in England were harmed by alcohol use of others. About 1 in 20 people reported experiencing aggression due to another’s alcohol use. The most common types of harm reported were being kept awake of worrying of another’s behaviour in social situations. However, nearly 1 in 20 people reported experiencing aggression – being physically threatened or hurt – or being pressurised into something sexual…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…

REPORT: Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among Adults in USA

Overall US clinical burden of Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) remains unclear, perhaps because of lack of a definitive standard for identifying ALD. This study focused on the specific, more well-defined subset of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) to estimate national prevalence among US adults.

NEWS: Australians Think Their Country Has an Alcohol Problem

The number of people who consume alcohol to get intoxicated has edged close to half the people who use alcohol, around six million Australians, despite little change in overall alcohol consumption.
The 2019 Annual Alcohol Poll: Attitudes and Behaviours shows a steady climb over the past decade of people consuming alcohol wanting to get intoxicated from 35 to 47%. The Poll also found Australians remain confused about what constitutes low-risk to high-risk alcohol consumption…

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

REPORT: Global Alcohol Exposure Between 1990 – 2017 And Forecasts Until 2030

Between 1990 and 2017, global adult per-capita consumption increased from 5·9 L to 6·5 L, and is forecasted to reach 7·6 L by 2030. Globally, the prevalence of lifetime abstinence decreased from 46% in 1990 to 43% in 2017, while the prevalence of current alcohol use increased from 45% in 1990 to 47% in 2017.
The researchers forecast both trends to continue, with abstinence decreasing to 40% by 2030 and the proportion of current alcohol users increasing to 50% by 2030.
Based on these data, global goals for reducing the harmful use of alcohol are unlikely to be achieved, and known effective and cost-effective policy measures should be implemented to reduce alcohol exposure…