Terrifying New Study Breaks Down Exactly How Drinking Will Shorten Your Life

Study reveals sobering news on how much you should be drinking

Study reveals sobering news on how much you should be drinking

Any more than five drinks a week on average can take years off a person's life, the new study of more than half a million people around the world shows.

The study was funded by the BHF, UK Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, European Union Framework 7 and European Research Council. "By contrast, alcohol consumption was associated with a slightly lower risk of non-fatal heart attacks".

The researcher found that those people who drink about five glasses of wine a week or more may have the higher risk of early death. Italians, Portuguese and Spanish drinkers are warned that consuming more than around nine glasses of wine could be risky. Having 18 drinks or more per week was linked with four to five years shorter life expectancy.

A 40-year-old man was estimated to lose one to two years off his life by consuming 196 grams of pure alcohol, instead of the recommended 10 standard drinks or 100-grams-per-week threshold.

Dr Bartone said all studies showed there was no "safe level" of alcohol consumption, and European health agencies have always been advocating to keep drinking to a minimum, as it is a contributing factor to a number of cancers, liver disease and all forms of heart disease and stroke.

The findings challenge the widely held belief that moderate drinking is beneficial to cardiovascular health, and support the UK's recently lowered guidelines.

The findings have implications for government health recommendations, which in many countries set limits that aremuch higher than the low-risk threshold found in The Lancet study.

A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits.

"This doesn't mean we should rest on our laurels - many people in the United Kingdom regularly drink over what's recommended".

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Participants' alcohol intake was also self-reported so people may have under-reported the amount they drink.

The Netherlands' guideline for drinking alcohol is: do not drink alcohol, or at least not more than one glass a day.

Dr. Angela Wood of Cambridge University led the research.

To drink alcoholic beverages to the mind.

"This study completely overlooks the well-documented health benefits light to moderate enjoyment of alcohol brings", said James Calder, head of communications for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Study participants who said they consumed more than seven drinks per week had higher overall rates of mortality. This means we have to be cautious when saying alcohol was the direct cause of the additional deaths, because other confounding factors may have affected the results.

Strikingly, the data did not show a significant difference between men and women in the amount of alcohol that can be consumed without a drop in life expectancy.

"Although non-fatal heart attacks are less likely in people who drink, this benefit is swamped by the increased risk of other forms of heart disease including fatal heart attacks and stroke", said Tim Chico, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield, who was not involved in the research, in comments reported by the BBC.

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