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December 18, 2009

Source: Wales Online

Figures published earlier this week show that the number of people admitted to Welsh hospitals with alcohol-related problems – including alcohol poisoning – has increased by 30% in the past five years.

Dr Richard Lewis, the British Medical Association’s Welsh secretary, said: “These figures are alarming. Alcohol misuse is related to more than 60 medical conditions including heart and liver disease, diabetes, strokes and mental health problems.

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