Kiel (dpa / lno) The Barmer health insurance has called for participation in alcohol fasting.

The action by the Federal Center for Health Education will begin on February 17 and will last six weeks, said the Barmer on Friday.

According to projections by Barmer, 48,000 people in Schleswig-Holstein are diagnosed with problematic alcohol consumption every year.

The fasting campaign is a way of stopping alcohol consumption in the long term and thus doing something good for your own body, said the state manager of Barmer, Bernd Hillebrandt.

Even temporary abstinence brings advantages.

Those who refrain from alcohol for at least a month can expect better sleep, fewer headaches and lower body weight.

The immune system and the ability to concentrate benefit as well as the cardiovascular system, the stomach and the liver.

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Barmer press release