The results of the study show that British adults are now drinking 9 per cent more than they were in 1980, making the UK the ninth biggest drinking country in Europe.
During the same period, the alcohol consumption of France fell by 37 per cent whilst decreases were also seen across Germany, Spain and Italy.
Britain is already home to the most overweight male adults and the third most overweight population of children behind Greece and Italy, which in combination with our gradual increase in alcohol consumption makes us one of the unhealthiest countries.
Doctors from the Royal College of Physicians have recently recommended that drinkers take three days off from drinking alcohol each week in a bid protect their liver.
If you or someone you know has a problem with excessive alcohol consumption and you are becoming concerned about the possible health implications, you may want to look into hypnotherapy as a method of overcoming your drinking habit. For more information about how hypnotherapy could help excessive drinking or alcohol abuse, please visit our fact-sheet to find out more.
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