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2006-01-03 00:20:00

NEW YORK -- Exposure to alcohol advertising is an important factor in alcohol consumption among young people, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Approximately 20 percent of all alcoholic drinks are consumed by individuals below age 21, Dr. Leslie B. Snyder, from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and colleagues note in their report. When they do drink alcohol, underage drinkers tend to imbibe more heavily than adults and are involved...

2005-07-26 08:06:06

BERLIN (Reuters) - Consumption of "alcopops" by German young people has almost halved since the imposition of a special tax on the fizzy alcoholic drinks last year, a German government drug commission said on Tuesday. A report published by the commission showed the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who drink alcopops - typically a mixture of sweet soft drinks and spirits - once a month dropped to 16 percent from 28 percent since last August. One third of the surveyed teenagers who...

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2005-03-15 08:02:36

Low price and high alcohol content make beverage a cheap high, study finds HealthDayNews -- People who drink malt liquor are more likely to be homeless, jobless and receive public assistance. And they tend to consume more alcohol and more often than other types of drinkers, a new study finds. While the authors say more research is needed, they suggest that because malt liquor has a higher alcohol content and consumers tend to drink more of it, these factors could be to blame for the "negative...

2004-12-01 06:00:13

IT'S the season for a bit of Christmas cheer but that doesn't have to mean a few weeks of hangovers and shameful behaviour. You could actually benefit from a moderate tipple because new research shows it can help you live longer and be 30 per cent more likely than a teetotaller to survive a heart attack. You can also expect to enjoy better general health, too. Sensible drinking can provide a range of other surprising health benefits. So, as we enter the season to be merry, here are some...