Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko announced a decrease in alcohol consumption in the country by almost 43% since 2008.
According to him, according to the results of 2021, alcohol consumption in the Russian Federation decreased to 9 liters per capita per year.
“If in 2008 the rate of alcohol consumption was 15.7 liters per capita per year, then in 2021 it is 9 liters. Morbidity and mortality rates associated with alcohol consumption have also decreased,” Murashko told reporters on September 10.
Following this, according to him, the morbidity and mortality rates associated with alcohol consumption decreased, the Federal News Agency clarifies.
As the minister noted, alcohol consumption increases the risk of oncological diseases by several times, and also worsens treatment prognosis. It also negatively affects outcomes in infectious diseases, writes the site aif.ru.
In addition, the official recalled, due to alcohol abuse, serious heart diseases develop – alcoholic cardiomyopathy, hypertensive crises and attacks of atrial fibrillation, often complicated by a stroke.
Murashko added that with the regular use of alcoholic beverages, pronounced changes occur in the body, which lead to sclerotic and degenerative changes in internal organs and muscles, especially the brain and liver, writes Life.ru.
The Minister emphasized that alcohol makes the greatest contribution to the mortality of people of working age, the 360 TV channel notes.
On September 6, it became known that a group of deputies and senators, headed by the chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky, prepared a bill that presents a number of measures aimed at indicating information about the dangers of alcohol and the contraindications of alcoholic products for certain categories of citizens. According to RT, the authors of the bill urge to indicate data on the contraindication of alcohol consumption to persons under 18 years of age, pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with diseases of the internal organs and nervous system, drivers.
Earlier in September, a general practitioner, nutritionist Elena Tikhomirova said that drinking alcohol and fatty foods during a feast negatively affects the state of the body. At the same time, the most harmful combination is fizzy alcoholic drinks with a lot of fatty, carbohydrate and salty foods.