Thousands of Deaths in U.S. Linked to Excessive Drinking

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Excessive weekly and binge drinking of alcohol and drinking, while pregnant or underage claimed over 88,000 lives each year between 2006 and 2010 said the Centers for Disease Control.

One out of 10 deaths of people ages 20 to 64 is linked to excessive consumption of alcohol, according to a recently released study performed by the CDC.

A person dying under these circumstances lost on average more than 30 years of their lifespan.

According to Mandy Stahre an epidemiologist, the implications of the study can be serious when taking the effects on the economy into consideration.

Stahre said there is a large impact on the economy from the people contributing to the society. They are in what is considered the prime years of their lives, building up or with established careers. A great deal of attention is focused on drunk driving and college drinking, but much more is involved.

There has been some increase in deaths related to alcohol since 2001, but there have not been any new official figures released concerning any of the years following 2010, said the CDC.

However, researchers hope that the findings will cause concern amongst the citizens and the government regarding the amount of consumption of alcohol, leading to regulations such as more tax on alcohol that is sold in stores.

However, the Distilled Spirits Council, does not agree in full with that, believing that the prices affect mostly the people who are consuming alcohol moderately and not those who are binge drinking or drinking to excess.

The vice president of the council said that studies repeatedly show that abusers of alcohol are not affected mush by prices.

This has sparked a great deal of discussion about what is the best way to bring these problems into control.

A great deal of binge drinking takes place on college campus or with college aged people across the nation. The problems of that as well as underage drinking must be addressed at the same time that talk about increasing taxes is discussed.

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