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Here are truth facts that you need to know, alcoholic beverages isn't going to save your life but worsens it.
Nearly 80,000 people die as a result of drinking alcohol each year in North and Latin America, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal Addiction.
Researchers looked at alcohol as the cause of death by examining death certificates, over a two-year period in 16 North and Latin American countries. Men accounted for 84% of alcohol-related deaths.
Maristela Monteiro, study author and a senior advisor on alcohol and substance abuse at the Pan American Health Organization, says people are drinking too much and “it's killing people before they should be dying.”
“These deaths are all 100 percent preventable,” she says.
But how much is too much? According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heavy drinking is defined as consuming more than one drink per day for women and two drinks for men. One drink is considered 0.6 ounces of pure alcohol – equivalent to a 12-ounce beer, 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor, or a 5-ounce glass …