The French drink too much booze, claims study
A STUDY by the Institut Gustave Roussy claims that alcohol consumption was responsible for around 49,000 deaths in 2009 in France.
It was found that 36,500 male deaths were due to alcohol, 13% of the total mortality rate for men, while for women there were 12,500 deaths, which accounts for 5% of the mortality rate in women.
The resultant illnesses are commonly cancer and heart related problems, with the researchers claiming the 'French drink too much'.
Despite the amount of alcohol consumed falling in France over recent years, the number of deaths amongst men due to drink is still higher than, for example, Switzerland (5%), Italy (3%) and Denmark (1%).