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Doctors Project 200,000 British Alcohol Deaths Over 20 years
2012-02-21 05:34:49

The UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a report indicating that over 200,000 Britons will die from alcohol-related illnesses over the next 20 years. Around 70,000 of these deaths will be from avoidable alcohol-related liver disease. Other alcohol-related deaths considered include accidents, violence, suicide, hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers of the breast and gastrointestinal tract the Royal College of Physicians reports. The trend for...

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