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The World in Medicine
March 14, 2001

Killer Alcohol

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JAMA. 2001;285(10):1283. doi:10.1001/jama.285.10.1283-JWM10002-4-1

Alcohol plays a role in one in four deaths of European men aged 15 to 29 years and in as many as one third of the deaths of men in this age group in parts of Eastern Europe, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

These new figures and other data from the WHO Global Burden of Disease 2000 Study were presented last month in Stockholm to European health ministers, medical experts, and others attending the WHO European Conference on Young People and Alcohol.