Limiting Your Alcohol Consumption Does Not Improve Your Health Chances

By Njideka Agbo |   25 August 2018   |   8:00 am  

A new study has revealed more than we imagined about alcohol.

The study, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, published in medical journal The Lancet reveals that there is a link between alcohol and several deaths and diseases. With 2.8 million deaths every year, drinkers of beer and wine are at risk of dying prematurely and becoming disabled.

The study used 694 studies to find out the drinking pattern of people in 195 countries as well as use 592 studies and 28 million people to understand alcohol health risks between learn about alcohol’s health risks between 1990 and 2016.

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The study progressively revealed that alcohol was linked to nearly 1 in 10 deaths of people ages 15 to 49 years old. For people over 50, the case was slightly different: alcohol triggered cancers.

Also, the study showed that the limited consumption of alcohol does little or nothing to the health.

“We found that the risk of all-cause mortality, and of cancers specifically, rises with increasing levels of consumption, and the level of consumption that minimises health loss is zero. These results suggest that alcohol control policies might need to be revised worldwide, refocusing on efforts to lower overall population-level consumption.”

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