There Is No Safe Level Of Drinking, Study Says

There Is No Safe Level Of Drinking, Study Says

James Kirk 5 months ago

There's no amount of liquor, wine, or beer that is safe for one's overall health, according to a new analysis of global alcohol consumption and disease risk.

Alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and premature death in men and women between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide in 2016, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal The Lancet, report CNN and the BBC.

A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

The researchers admit moderate drinking may protect against heart disease but found that the risk of cancer and other diseases outweighs these protections.

A study author said its findings were the most significant to date because of the range of factors considered.

The Global Burden of Disease study looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries, including the UK, between 1990 and 2016.

Analyzing data from 15 to 95-year-olds, the researchers compared people who did not drink at all with those who had one alcoholic drink a day.

96Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinking

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