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Residents of which countries drink the most: the ranking will surprise you

The UK has beaten most countries to become the third biggest drinker in the world. It lost only to Romania, which unexpectedly took first place, and Denmark. Fox News writes about this. He writes about it Fox News.

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“Nearly one in five adults (19%) reported heavy episodic drinking at least once a month on average across 29 countries in 2019,” it said. study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “This share varies from less than 3% in Turkey and Italy to more than 30% in Germany, Luxembourg, the UK and Denmark, as well as Romania.”

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The researchers defined "binge drinking" as drinking at least six drinks in one sitting and found that binge drinking fell in 2011 countries between 2021 and 23, with the largest declines occurring in Lithuania and Ireland. Latvia, Mexico and Norway saw the largest growth in this category.

According to the study, about 26% of men in all countries report heavy episodic binge drinking at least once a month, while among women this figure is 12%. In Romania, which ranks first, about 55% of men admit to drinking, in Denmark just under 50%, and in Luxembourg about 46%.

Among the lower-ranking countries, Ireland was in eighth position, Germany - the birthplace of Oktoberfest - in fifth, and the United States in tenth. Poland ranked just below average across all countries, the Netherlands just above average, and Greece third from last. Russia was not included in the ranking because it is not a member of the OECD, and negotiations for its inclusion ceased after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The study found that British and Danish women topped the list, but in all countries men drink more than women. Norway and the US have the most similar rates of alcohol consumption among men and women, followed by Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey, the lowest ranking countries in the study.

The OECD, an intergovernmental organization headquartered in France with 38 member countries, included the study as part of a broader review of health care among its members. The organization stresses that alcohol use remains “one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, particularly among people of working age,” including a high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The study focuses on health spending aimed at combating “harmful drinking,” including “widespread strategies targeting heavy drinkers.”

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One possible measure suggested in the study is the use of a “minimum unit price,” which involves setting a minimum price for alcohol to discourage heavy drinking in one sitting, targeting cheap alcohol that promotes binge drinking.

Another proposed measure, the use of warning labels similar to those on cigarettes, is in place in Ireland and Scotland and other countries to prevent drinking during pregnancy.

Ireland has introduced mandatory labeling for the entire population, which, according to the study's authors, is one of the main factors in reducing alcohol consumption in the country as a whole.

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