Topic: Research

BLOG: Global Alcohol Trends of 2019

What do you learn when you spend a year (almost) curating alcohol policy and science news from around the world on a daily basis?
In her ground-breaking blog post, Tharaka outlines five major trends ranging from culture to science and policy to sustainable development. She explores major highlights of 2019 in policy and scientific developments as well as alcohol industry practices and she sketches out six thought-provoking conclusions for the future…

NEWS: Alcohol Harm Later in Life: The Baby Boomers

Across the globe, the baby boomer generation is starting to experience rising alcohol harm as they grow older. Globally, the influence of alcohol over the life-course of this generation is now starting to show its long-term negative effects…

NEWS: Study: Alcohol Worsens Global Burden of Disease

A new study published on the Lancet shows alcohol worsens global burden of disease. Alcohol-attributable death rates were highest in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and countries with low human development indices (HDIs). Globally, young people and men were the most negatively affected from alcohol use…

NEWS: Study: Men More Likely to Die From Liver Cirrhosis

A new study published in the Lancet finds that men are more likely to die from liver cirrhosis. Twice as many men compared to women are dying due to live cirrhosis.
In 2017, cirrhosis caused 1.3 million deaths globally. From these, two-thirds were men. Hepatitis B caused the greatest proportion of deaths among men, followed by alcohol-related liver disease…

BLOG: 3 Reasons Why The Alcohol-Cancer Link Is A Social Justice Issue

Alcohol-related cancer deaths are a global public health crisis. For breast cancer globally, alcohol is the single biggest risk factor. In total, alcohol-related cancer causes 650.00 deaths every year. But awareness and understanding of the alcohol-cancer link remains shockingly and a far cry from the levels of awareness of smoking and cancer. In this blog post, Maik argues that this is not only a public health issue but really a matter of social justice. He explores three dimensions that include the role of the alcohol industry, the behavior of individuals and the wider dimension of policy change…

NEWS: China: Pervasive Alcohol Problems in Men

A new study into alcohol in China has uncovered the pervasive alcohol problems among Chinese men. Alcohol use is increasing in China, with the alcohol problems and addiction is also increasing. The new study published in the journal “Addiction” found 8% of Chinese men reported pervasive alcohol problems.

REPORT: The Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis imposes a substantial health burden on many countries and this burden has increased at the global level since 1990, partly due to population growth and ageing. Cost-effective interventions are required to continue the prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis, and to achieve early diagnosis and prevention of cirrhosis due to alcohol-related liver disease and NASH…

NEWS: UK: Calls to Tax High Sugar in Alcopops

Calls for tax increase on alcopops are made as analysis shows these products contain high amounts of sugar. Alcopops are the products that the alcohol industry uses to recruit consumers among youth and young adults. They have become increasingly popular in recent years. Pre-mixed and “ready to drink” spirits sold in supermarkets are packed with excessive sugar and hidden calories. These products have been found to contain up to nine teaspoons of sugar in just 250ml, according to experts. They are now urging the British government to subject these alcopops to the sugary drinks tax…