Vodka consumption driving premature deaths in men

Over 10 years, researchers followed 151,000 adults aged 35–74 who had no disease at baseline, finding large differences in mortality between light and heavy drinkers, driven mainly by alcohol-related causes of death.

The estimated 20-year risks of death at ages 35–54 years, among mainly male smokers, were 16% for those reporting consumption of less than a bottle of vodka per week, 20% for those having one to two bottles per week and 35% for those having three or more bottles per week.