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Men among most likely to have chronic alcohol-related diseases

Men and the middle-aged are among those most likely to suffer from chronic alcohol-related diseases, a report has revealed.

The study by Turning Point and VicHealth found seven out of ten wholly alcohol-attributable chronic disease (WACD) hospital patients and deaths in Victoria are men.

Researchers also discovered that the average age range for people who are hospitalised with WACD is 47 to 49 years, while those who die as a result are on average between 58 and 62 years old.

Chronic alcohol-related diseases include cardiovascular, digestive and neurological conditions, as well as a range of cancers.

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