Tagged: Mortality

NEWS: Europe: Alcohol Among Top Preventable Killers

Alcohol related diseases caused 79,000 preventable deaths in Europe in 2016, according to statistics by eurostat. Eurostat reports, in the European Union (EU), about 1.7 million persons aged less than 75 died in 2016. Among them, around 1.2 million deaths could be considered as premature according to the recently developed Eurostat-OECD list of avoidable mortality…

REPORT: The Contribution of Alcohol to the Life Expectancy Gap in Europe

Alcohol contributed substantially to the East-West life expectancy gap in Europe, and to its increase (1990–2005) and decline (2005 onward). Diminishing alcohol consumption in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to Western European levels can contribute to mortality convergence across Europe…