More alcohol policies lead to lower alcohol-related liver disease in Latin American countries

More alcohol policies lead to lower alcohol-related liver disease in Latin American countries

Researchers found Latin American countries with more alcohol policies had lower alcohol consumption per capita, deaths due to traffic injuries and alcohol-associated cirrhosis, according to a presenter at the International Liver Congress.“The alcohol per capita consumption in Latin America is high, reaching 6.8 liters of pure alcohol,” Luis Antonio Diaz, MD, from the department of gastroenterology, Catholic Pontific University of Chile School of Medicine, in Santiago, said during his presentation. “Countries with more alcohol-related public health policies have lowerRead More

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