Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent. Americans drink a little less than the French on average, and researchers here have attributed 9.8 percent of all deaths among working-age adults to excessive drinking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks deaths from 54 different alcohol-related causes, including falls, car accidents, acute toxicity, liver disease, stroke, and multiple types of cancer.
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