A new study by American scientists argues that people living in colder areas with less sunshine are more likely to drink more alcohol.
The study was conducted in 193 countries and its data proves that
the cold climate contributes to increased alcohol use and more liver disease.
According to the World Health Organization, the lack of sunlight increases the risk of depression, which is often associated with drinking alcohol. During the cold months the use of spirits is more harmful.
This is why a Scottish doctor insists on reducing alcohol advertising in the winter because it expands blood vessels.
"Time-related alcohol consumption is directly related to our chances of developing the most dangerous form of liver disease – cirrhosis,
which ultimately can lead to liver failure and death, "explained a medical counselor at a rehabilitation clinic in Scotland.
In the beginning of 2018, a law enacted in Scotland that made changes in pricing of alcohol in order to limit the quantities that people buy.