Infographic: Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism

Using information and statistics from the World Health Organization, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation – this infographic enumerates the long-term effects of alcoholism, including: anemia, cancer, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, and nerve damage, among others. It states that alcohol is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and that 20,000 cancer-related deaths in the US are caused by alcohol each year. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation research cited in this infographic, even moderate alcohol consumption of 2-3 drinks per day increases by 20% the chance of women developing breast cancer.