India's alcohol intake increased by 38% in seven years: Lancet Study

BERLIN: The Annual Alcohol Intake Of India Increased By 38 Percent Between 2010 And 2017, According To A Study Published Wednesday, Which Showed That The Total Volume Of Globally Consumed Alcohol Per Year Has Increased By 70 Percent Since 1990.

Published In The Lancet Journal, The Study Of 189 Countries ' Alcohol Intake Between 1990-2017 And Estimated Intake Until 2030 Suggests That The World Is Not On Schedule To Achieve Targets Against Harmful Alcohol Consumption.

Between 2010 And 2017, Alcohol Consumption In India Increased By 38 Percent - From 4.3 To 5.9 Liters Per Adult Per Year, According To TU Dresden Researchers In Germany.

At The Same Time, Consumption In The US Rose Slightly (9.3-9.8 Liters) And In China (7.1-7.4 Liters), They Said.

As A Result Of Increased Alcohol Consumption And Population Growth, The Total Volume Of Globally Consumed Alcohol Per Year Increased By 70 Percent - From 20,999 Million Liters In 1990 To 35,676 Million Liters In 2017

Consumption Is Increasing In Low And Middle Income Countries, While The Total Volume Of Alcohol Consumed In High-income Countries Has Remained Stable.

The Estimates Suggest That By 2030 Half Of All Adults Will Drink Alcohol And That Almost A Quarter (23 Percent) Will Drink At Least One Time Per Month, According To Researchers.

Alcohol Is A Major Risk Factor For Diseases And Is Causally Linked To Over 200 Diseases, Namely Non-Communicable Diseases And Injuries, They Said.

Before 1990, Most Alcohol Was Consumed In High-income Countries, With The Highest Levels Of Use Registered In Europe, Said Study Author Jakob Manthey, Of TU Dresden.

However, This Pattern Has Changed Considerably, With Large Reductions In Eastern Europe And Huge Increases In Various Middle-income Countries Such As China, India And Vietnam.

This Trend Is Expected To Last Until 2030 When It Is No Longer Predicted That Europe Has The Highest Level Of Alcohol Consumption, Manthey Said.

He Said That The Goal Of The World Health Organization (WHO) To Reduce The Harmful Use Of Alcohol By 10 Percent By 2025 Will Not Be Achieved Worldwide.

Instead, Alcohol Use Continues To Be One Of The Major Risk Factors For The Disease Burden In The Near Future And Its Impact Is Likely To Increase In Comparison With Other Risk Factors.

" Implementing Effective Alcohol Policy Is Justified, Especially In Fast-developing Countries With Rising Rates Of Alcohol Use," Manthey Said.

In The Study, Alcohol Consumption Per Inhabitant Was Measured Using Data From The WHO Study And The Global Burden Of Disease.

In The Same Period, The Prevalence Was Also Measured Of People Who Did Not Drink Their Entire Lives Or Who Were Drinking Current Drinkers (ie Drinking Alcohol For At Least One Time) Using Surveys For 149 Countries And Binge Drinkers Who Used Surveys From 118 Countries.

Binge Drinkers Were Consuming 60 Grams Or More Pure Alcohol In A Meeting One Or More Within 30 Days.

In 2017, The Lowest Alcohol Intake In North African And Middle Eastern Countries (usually Less Than One Liter Per Adult Per Year), While The Highest Intake In Central And Eastern European Countries (in Some Cases More Than 12 Liter Per Adult) Per Year). ).

At Country Level, Moldova Had The Highest Alcohol Intake (15 Liters Per Adult Per Year) And Kuwait Had The Lowest (0.005 Liters Per Person Per Year).

Worldwide Alcohol Consumption Will Increase From 5.9 Liters Of Pure Alcohol Per Year Per Adult In 1990 To 7.6 Liters In 2030.

However, The Intake Varied Regionally. Between 2010 And 2017, Consumption Increased By 34 Percent In Southeast Asia (from 3.5 Liters To 4.7 Liters), With Increases In India, Vietnam And Myanmar.

In Europe, Consumption Fell By 12 Percent (from 11.2 To 9.8 Liters), Mainly Due To Declines In Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Belarus And Russia.

The Intake Level Remained The Same In The African, American And Eastern Mediterranean Regions.

Worldwide, The Prevalence Of Lifelong Abstinence Decreased From 46 Percent In 1990 To 43 Percent In 2017, While The Prevalence Of Current Drinking Rose From 45 Percent In 1990 To 47 Percent In 2017

The Prevalence Of Heavy Episodic Drinking Rise From 18.5 Percent To 20 Percent.

However, The Authors Note That The Changes In Abstinence And Heavy Episodic Drinking Are Not Statistically Significant.