People should not be misled by claims that drinking in moderation does no harm to the body or that drinking wine in moderation is good for the heart, it said. The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health published last year showed that more than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, the HPA said. A 2017 HPA survey showed that more than 8.43 million people aged 18 years or over in Taiwan consume alcohol, while an estimated 1 million people binge drink. The HPA urged companies to help convey to employees the health risks from drinking and avoid encouraging a culture of forcing people to drink at parties. People should drink water rather than alcohol, eat more fruit and vegetables, and never drive after drinking, it said.
Source: Taipei Times January 20, 2019 16:03 UTC