Argentina Has the Largest Per Capita Alcohol Consumption in the Region

According to new data from Argentina’s Secretary of integral policy on drugs, Argentina consumes the most alcohol per capita of any country in Latin America. The segments of the population whose consumption has increased the most are women and adolescents. Since 2010, women increased their alcohol consumption by 13.5 percent, while the figure for adolescents rose 18.4 percent.

However, data from the World Heath Organization (WHO) found that the trend in alcohol consumption in Argentina is downward sloping since 1961. Yet, the newest study indicates the numerous health risks from alcohol and notes that drinking from an early age is not beneficial to one’s health.

The result follows a statement from the Journal of Clinical Oncology about…

Original published: 2017-11-14 17:41:34 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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