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Do you drink too much? Watch out for these signs

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 17: <p>According to the World Health Organization’s <a href="http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/msb_gsr_2014_1.pdf?ua=1">Global status report on alcohol and health 2014</a>, among people who <strong>drink alcohol</strong>, approximately 16 per cent of those aged 15 or older engage in heavy episodic drinking (defined by the report as “60 or more grams [2.5 ounces] of pure alcohol…on at least one single occasion at least monthly”). What’s more, in 2012, 5.9 per cent of all global deaths were due to alcohol consumption.</p><p>The WHO affirms that <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/alcohol-related-deaths-prevention/en/">alcohol can lead to many negative consequences</a>, including dependence and increased risk of more than 200 diseases, violence, and injuries.</p><p>What happens to your body when you consume too much <strong>alcohol</strong>, and how can you tell you’re <strong>drinking</strong> <strong>too</strong> <strong>much</strong>? Read on to find out.</p>

Do you drink too much? Watch out for these signs

According to the World Health Organization’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2014, among people who drink alcohol, approximately 16 per cent of those aged 15 or older engage in heavy episodic drinking (defined by the report as “60 or more grams [2.5 ounces] of pure alcohol…on at least one single occasion at least monthly”). What’s more, in 2012, 5.9 per cent of all global deaths were due to alcohol consumption.

The WHO affirms that alcohol can lead to many negative consequences, including dependence and increased risk of more than 200 diseases, violence, and injuries.

What happens to your body when you consume too much alcohol, and how can you tell you’re drinking too much? Read on to find out.

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