Portugal is ranked eighth in the world in alcohol consumption currently. A new study has found alcohol consumption in Portugal represents much economic burden for that country’s health system. Outcomes will be published in the August 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Analysis and are available at Early Watch. As a gastroenterologist, someone who requires cares of individuals with liver diseases, I am very conscious that alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is normally a disease with a very high mortality and morbidity, said Helena Cortez-Pinto, associate professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine and corresponding author for the scholarly study.Says that include significant portions of Appalachia demonstrate high ranks for most chronic illnesses and illnesses consistently, with West and Kentucky Virginia having some of the worst ratings in the U.S. In cancer deaths, cigarette smoking, obesity and diabetes. Traditionally, rural communities like those in Appalachia pose geographic challenges that make it tough to conduct outreach and analysis. Further, groups working in those communities generally have limited sharing of resources or information, making effective long term improvements elusive, something ATRN experts are confident they are able to modification. Related StoriesBetalin launches new EMP technology that could transform diabetes treatmentCornell biomedical engineers develop 'very natural killer cells' to destroy malignancy cells in lymph nodesNew RNA test of blood platelets can be used to identify location of cancerNotable study targets health trifecta: weight problems, smoking, diabetes As the ongoing health Summit focused on obesity, in addition, it featured many ongoing studies addressing health issues linked to and challenging by obesity.