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Chile is concerned in the high alcohol consumption

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Excessive alcohol consumption not only leads to a harmful dependency, and increased violence and therefore the possibility of hurt and injure, but is related to the risk of developing more than 200 diseases, including cirrosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) through its annual report says that Chile is the country with the highest rates of per capita alcohol consumption are given.

There is an annual per capita consumption of 9.6 liters of pure alcohol in Chile. When divided by gender, the report reveals that male Chilean annually consume 13.9 liters and 5.5 liters female Chilean. Worldwide 6.2 liters consumed annually per person pure alcohol. The study is based on statistics provided by each country.

WHO speaks of "pure" alcohol for comparison between countries since, for example, in some countries the intake of beer will be very high but having this product less pure alcohol whiskey, can stay in the world ranking behind another with least amount of water consumed but these can be wine.

The report reveals that the abuse of alcohol caused more than 3.3 million people died worldwide in 2012, representing 6 percent of all deaths in the world.

Excessive alcohol consumption not only leads to a harmful dependency, and increased violence and therefore the possibility of hurt and injure, but is related to the risk of developing more than 200 diseases, including cirrhosis and some types of cancer.

In addition, the WHO warns that excessive alcohol consumption causes abusers are more likely to develop infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia.

Data highest alcohol consumption are given in Eastern Europe, with an average of 13.6 according to data available to the WHO.

The second region where alcohol consumption is higher is Latin America, with 8.4 liters of pure alcohol per capita per year, of which 7.2 gallons are actually proven and 1.2 liters are calculated. An estimated 25 percent of the alcohol consumed in the world is produced illegally.

All other regions recorded consumption of 6.8 liters per capita in the Western Pacific; 6 liters in Africa; 3.4 in Southeast Asia; and 0.7 in the Eastern Mediterranean.

traslation: Belén Zapata