Alcohol causes a number of deadly diseases: cirrhosis, atherosclerosis of vessels. However, heart attacks alcoholics face less healthy people. This is the conclusion of experts from the UK in the analysis. Information and results published in European Psychiatry.
The study involved 23 thousand people with alcohol dependence and 234 thousand healthy people. According to the results, alcoholism reduces life expectancy by an average of 7.6 years.
27 diseases of alcoholics are more common than in people without addictions. The most common pathology associated with alcohol use: diseases of the liver, stomach, brain. While alcoholics rarely meet with cataracts and heart attacks.