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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:8

European alcohol consumption is double the global average: In 2002 drinking in Europe was responsible for 6.1% of deaths, 12.3% of all years of life lost, and 10.7% of all disability adjusted life years, a report in Addiction says (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2006.01 491.x). Each European drank on average 12.1 l of pure alcohol, more than double the average global …

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