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    18/02/2011 Daily Telegraph

    500 pints a year is average for Britons The latest World Health Organisation figures show that the level of drinking in Britain is among the 20 highest in the world, and the average Briton drinks more than 13 litres of pure alcohol a year, higher than the European average and equivalent to nearly 500 pints of beer. Beer accounts for 43 per cent of the alcohol drunk, with 30 per cent wine and 21 per cent spirits. The report also shows that deaths from liver cirrhosis have risen in recent years, and that one in 15 men in the country is an alcoholic.

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