A new report by the World Health Organization pegs global deaths due to alcohol at 3 million in 2016, making alcohol responsible for 1 out of every 20 deaths. No direct deaths can be attributed to the plant.
28% of those 3 million alcohol deaths were due to injuries, 21% were from alcohol-related digestive disorders and 19% were cardiovascular.
The remaining percentage points are from infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders, and other alcohol-related maladies.
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