By Monica E. Oss The pandemic has had more than one impact on health in the United States. Certainly, the deaths and decline in U.S. life expectancy caught the big headlines. Average life expectancy in the U.S. declined from 79 years in 2018 to 77 years by the end of 2020, according to a new study (see The Pandemic Led To The Biggest Drop In U.S. Life Expectancy Since WWII, Study Finds). But we have the increase in alcohol consumption— an overall 14% increase from 2019 to 2020 for all adults and a 41% increase for women, in particular (see Changes In Adult Alcohol Use &…
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