Greater adverse effects of alcohol consumption in deprived communities are explained in study

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 18 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i992
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

People in deprived communities experience greater levels of alcohol related harm than those consuming the same amounts in more affluent areas because they have higher rates of other adverse health risk factors, including smoking and poor diet, a study in England has shown.1

Previous research has shown that similar levels of alcohol consumption result in higher levels of alcohol related ill health in deprived communities than in less deprived areas. But it has not been clear whether this is due to more harmful …

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