Alcohol consumption to blame for 1 in 20 deaths worldwide, study says

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Alcohol consumption to blame for 1 in 20 deaths worldwide, study says. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on September 30, 2018.

Alcohol consumption is blamed for one in 20 deaths around the world.

According to a new report by the World Health Organization, more than three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, 28-percent was due to injuries.

That was followed by digestive disorders and cardiovascular disease.

Of those deaths, men made up 75-percent.

This news comes on the heels of competing studies on the health benefits of consuming alcohol.

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