A Review of Alcohol-Related Harms: A Recent Update

Document Type : Review Article(s)


1 HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center, and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


In the early decades of the 20th century, discussions regarding alcohol were dominantly directed toward its
therapeutic uses, but authorities now state that any level of alcohol consumption poses negative effects on
health. Over recent months, increased attention has been devoted to disease burdens attributable to alcohol
use worldwide. As more and more studies are conducted to illuminate the harmful effects of alcohol on
different body systems, the mounting evidence generated requires documentation and publication. The
current review was aimed at providing an overview of the recent literature on the adverse consequences of
alcohol consumption.


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