UK Alcohol Related Deaths Double

Like so many things that are bad for us, it seems the more we learn about things that harm our bodies do more you seem to indulge in them.

A new report from the U.K.’s Office of National Statistics says that since 1991 the number of men dying from complications caused by drinking alcohol has doubled.

Last year saw nearly 9000 deaths related to drinking in men that is over 13 deaths per 100,000 males, up from 5 per 100,000. The main cause of death is various forms of liver dysfunction and disease.

The figures show that although total amount of drinking has dropped over the years, men still drink double the amount of alcohol that women do. That equates to an average of 19 units of alcohol a week.

President of the Royal College of Physicians, Ian Gilmore, said that although overall alcohol consumption is dropping those that are still drinking too much are drinking at ever increasing volumes.

He was indicating that although the average amount of alcohol being drunk across the nation is decreasing there are more “hard-core” drinkers who are defying the national average and consuming far more alcohol resulting in severe medical problems.