Lithuanians consume the most alcohol in the world, according to 2016 data presented by a World Health Organization official in Vilnius on Tuesday.
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Lithuania's alcohol consumption last year reached 16 liters per capita, Gauden Galea, director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-course at WHO/Europe, said.

"This, in the newest calculations, makes it (Lithuania) the top drinker in Europe, including the top drinker in the world," he told reporters.

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