JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russians drinking less, living longer, WHO says” – Reuters/ Tom Balmforth

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“Russia remains a nation of heavy drinkers, but alcohol consumption has fallen 43 percent from 2003 to 2016, a key factor in the country’s rapid rise in life expectancy, the World Health Organization said …. Russians consume the equivalent of 11-12 liters worth of pure ethanol a year, among the world’s highest consumption levels, but the reduction since 2003 has substantially reduced mortality …. Male life expectancy sank to a low of 57 years in the Medical Symbol with Pole, Serpents, Wings1990s …. It now stands at almost 68 … for men and 78 … for women. Mortality resulting from all causes dropped by 39 percent from 2003 to 2018 in men and by 36 percent for women ….”

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