We know that Russians love their vodka (I know this because I’m 25% Russian) but a recent study confirms that Vodka is a major factor in the early deaths of Russian men. The good news is that it’s tied to those that consume 2-3 bottles per week:

A large study shows that alcohol – and, in particular, vodka – is responsible for Russia’s high and sharply fluctuating death rates. Russia currently has an abnormally high early death rate in men – 25% of all Russian men will die before the age of 55.

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