Ten percent of fatalities of working-age adults attributed to excessive drinking

June 27, 2014 8:05 PM

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Ten percent of fatalities of working-age adults attributed to excessive drinking

"Excessive drinking is associated with a lot more causes of death than what we tend to focus on," said Mandy Stahre.

Between 2006 and 2010, the CDC found, some 88,000 deaths could be attributed to excessive drinking. Those 88,000 lost lives were cut short by an average of 30 years. All totaled, Americans lose approximately 2.56 million years of life each year due to alcohol-related deaths. As The Washington Posts'...

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