Booziest Countries Around The World Revealed

Booziest Countries Around The World Revealed

Think us Brits are boozy? We're no match to the drinkers in Lithuania.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the latest statistics for alcohol consumption around the world.

The report analysed alcohol consumption from 2000-2013 and found that Lithuanians consumed more than 14 litres per person per year, which is more than any other nation.

In comparison, Brits drank between nine and 10 litres of alcohol per person each year.

The OECD define alcohol consumption as "annual sales of pure alcohol in litres per person aged 15 years and over".

They found that alcohol consumption rose most substantially in Lithuania, Poland and Russia between 2000 and 2013.

"OECD analysis based on individual-level data shows that hazardous drinking and heavy episodic drinking are on the rise in young people and women especially," reads the report.

Gender and economic status were also shown to have an influence, with the report stating: "Men of low socioeconomic status are more likely to drink heavily than those of a higher socioeconomic status, while the opposite is observed in women."

At the opposite end of the scale to Lithuania, Indonesia was shown to have the lowest level of alcohol consumption at almost 0 litres per person per year.

According to the NHS, drinking high levels of alcohol is associated with "liver problems, reduced fertility, high blood pressure, increased risk of various cancers and heart attack".

The NHS recommends that men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol per day and women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units per day.

One 250ml glass of red wine is the equivalent of three units and a pint of beer is usually the equivalent of two units.

For more information on drinking responsibly visit the NHS Choices website.

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