Experts’ advice drinkers to be cautious as deaths rate rises
Healthcare experts have advised drinkers to express cautious as they record an increase in alcohol related deaths in the United Kingdom.
They warned that the there is an increased risk of cancer for alcohol drinkers.England's chief medical officer issued the warning after about 60 per cent increase in the rate of alcohol related deathsover two decades. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that there were 8,697 alcohol-related deathsregistered in the United Kingdom, which is ata rate of 14.3 out of every 100,000 people.
The report also showed that there were 9.1 deaths per 100,000 people. It also showed that the death rates were highest among 55- to 64-year-olds and that Scotland had the highest number of deaths in 2014.Dame Sally Davies told ministers at the Commons' science and technology committee that steps should be taken to inform people about the dangers of drinking.
She said, "I would like people to make their choice knowing the issues and do as I do when I reach for my glass of wine and think: 'Do I want my glass of wine or do I want to raise my risk of breast cancer?'. And I take a decision each time I have a glass." She talked about labelling alcoholic drinks with their calorie content and bigger health warnings on alcoholic drinks.
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