Good News, Bad News

Posted on: January 8, 2020
Alcohol Related Deaths / Cancer Rate Improves / Civil Trial Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Winter Park Longwood Lake Mary Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.Within the same day, two studies were released, both dealing with mortality rates, but neither one looking for the same reasons. In the first report, the American Cancer Society announced a huge drop in the rate of cancer fatalities, explaining it this way:

The continuous decline in the cancer mortality rate since 1991 has resulted in an overall drop of 29%, translating into approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths. This steady progress is largely due to reductions in smoking and subsequent declines in lung cancer mortality, which have accelerated in recent years.

But the second report came out of an Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research study, indicating that while there may be positive signs in the field of cancer, the same cannot be said of alcohol and its impact on fatality rates.

Using death certificates to examine patterns in alcohol-related mortality between 1999 and 2017, we found the number of alcohol-related deaths doubled and the age-adjusted death rate increased by half. Rates were highest for males and females in the age range 45–74. Deaths related to acute alcohol consumption increased more for people 55–64, but deaths related to chronic alcohol use increased most for people aged 25–34. Women experienced a larger increase in alcohol-related deaths than men.

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