6 People Die of Alcohol Poisoning in the US Per Day: CDC

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SHAFAQNA – Whenever blood alcohol level cross its upper limit, it shuts down brain areas that control heart rate, breathing and temperature and as a result the person dies. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism there are many symptoms such as vomiting, difficulty to remain conscious, confusion, a slow heart rate, trouble in breathing and clammy skin.

Health officials became very much surprised over the latest revelations that most of the deaths, caused by drinking, happen in middle-aged adults and not teens or college kids.

On Tuesday a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that six Americans lose life each day due to alcohol poisoning. According to CDC officials around three-quarters of those deaths consist of adults aged from 35 to 64 and most of them are men. The CDC officials say that they previously thought that most of them would be younger but they were wrong.

Most of the total over two thousand people who die of excessive drinking are middle-aged men according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In terms of population proportions, Alaskan natives and American Indians make most of the death graph per million people.

Around 38 million people American adults say that they intake drinks on weekends.

“Alcohol poisoning deaths are caused by drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time,” said the CDC Vital Signs report.

“This can result in very high levels of alcohol in the body, which can shut down critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature — resulting in death.”

CDC principal deputy director Ileana Arias said, “There is a need for effective programs and policies to prevent binge drinking and the many health and social harms that are related to it, including deaths from alcohol poisoning.”

Source : http://www.smnweekly.com/6-people-die-of-alcohol-poisoning-in-the-us-per-day-cdc/9507/

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