Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

Overall, researchers found men died of alcohol-related causes in 2017 at a higher rate than women. But when analyzing annual increases in deaths, the largest increase was among white women.

Death certificates spanning 2017 indicate nearly 73,000 people died in the U.S from liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses. That is up from just under 36,000 deaths in 1999.

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