alcohol

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Risk is Relative

While a drink a day might increase your risk of experiencing an alcohol-related condition, the change is low in absolute numbers. Read More

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Weighing the risk of moderate alcohol consumption

A research study on mortality and alcohol consumption is making the rounds. Its main conclusion is that all alcohol consumption is bad for you, because of increased risk. David Spiegelhalter, the chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, offers a different interpretation of the data: Let’s consider one drink a day (10g, 1.25 UK units) compared to none, for which the authors estimated an extra 4 (918–914)...

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What Alcohol People Around the World Drink

After seeing Matt Stiles’s bar chart for alcohol consumption in different countries, I felt like it was a lot to scroll through. I really just wanted to look at a handful of countries. I’ve also wanted to take Nadieh Bremer’s gooey effects for a spin. Combine the two, and it brought me to this: It’s definitely not perfect. It’s sluggish in non-Chrome browsers, it glitches now and again as you...

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Visualizing World Alcohol Consumption: What Beverages to Countries Prefer?

I posted recently about how countries consume

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Charting World Alcohol Consumption: How Much Does Each Country Drink?

A few weeks ago I posted about gender gaps in alcohol consumption around the world. In some countries — South Korea, for example — men and women consume quite different amounts of booze, according to the World Health Organization. Fueled by a love for sojo, South Korea’s men are among the heaviest drinkers in the world, consuming about 78 grams per day — nearly twice as much as other men on average....

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How Much Alcohol Americans Drink

Most people have one or two drinks on average, but some consume much more. Read More

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How Much Differently Do Men and Women Drink Alcohol — By Country

A few months ago, I wrote about the novelty of a McDonald’s selling beer at one of its restaurants in South Korea — a first for the fast-food giant in Asia. The story wouldn’t have been complete, of course, without the context of South Korea’s raging alcohol consumption. People who drink here do so more heavily than their counterparts in most countries around the world, especially when compared to fellow...

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