World’s Most Depressing Study Confirms All Alcohol Is Bad for You

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"The widely held view of the health benefits of alcohol needs revising", the researchers wrote in their paper, published online August 23 in the journal The Lancet.

The Lancet study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, used data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease report, which captured information on premature death and disabilityfrom over 300 diseases by sex and age in 195 countries or territories between 1990 and 2016. "Our results show that the safest level of drinking is none", they said.

An additional four people would be affected in either way if people drank just one alcoholic drink a day - an increase of 0.5% - and 63 more people (so 977 in 100,000) would be at risk of injury or disease if they drank two drinks a day, a 7% increase.

They estimated that, for one year, in people aged 15-95, drinking one alcoholic drink a day increased the risk of developing one of 23 alcohol-related health problems by 0.5 per cent compared with not drinking at all. "But the evidence is the evidence".

Worldwide, alcohol use was the seventh-leading risk factor for early death and disability in 2016.

The main causes of alcohol-related deaths in this age group were tuberculosis, road injuries and "self-harm", mainly suicide.

The researchers noted some benefits of alcohol but still maintained that the side effects are far worse.

'In particular, the strong association between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancer, injuries, and infectious diseases offset the protective effects for ischaemic heart disease in women in our study.

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She added that those who are able to drink moderately are making their own choices based on their experiences.

According to the researchers, globally one in three people drink alcohol. Although they didn't make the top 10, 85.3% of men and 81.3% of women in the United Kingdom said they had tippled in the previous 12 months. Drinking alcohol was also a leading cause of cancer for people older than 50.

Among men, drinking alcohol in 2016 was most widespread in Denmark (97 percent), along with Norway, Argentina, Germany, and Poland (94 percent).

With five "units" of alcohol per day, the likelihood of serious consequences jumps by 37 percent. Instead, public health policy can enact measures like restriction on places that sell alcohol or market it, increase in alcohol price and taxes, and the prices could be set according to the minimum unit pricing. They've adopted a drink-less-but-better mantra that seeks to appease critics while boosting the bottom line by selling more expensive products.

Washington D.C. [USA]: In a shocking revelation, a recent study has found that alcohol is associated with almost one in 10 deaths in people aged 15-49 years old.

Drinking patterns varied greatly around the world, the study found. Men in Romania and women in Ukraine drink the most (8.2 and 4.2 drinks a day, respectively), whereas men in Pakistan and women in Iran drink the least (0.0007 and 0.0003 drinks a day, respectively).

He points out that his study looked only at drinkers, but the new research compared drinkers to non-drinkers in accessing risk and is one of the first to look at data from low- and middle-income countries. Alcohol is linked to over 20 negative and potentially deadly conditions including cancers, stroke, heart disease, and of course accidents (vehicular or otherwise) that tend to happen when people are drinking.

But the risk increases rapidly the more people drink.

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