An international study of more than 500,000 people around the world, drinking more than 5 glasses per week on average may reduce years of life.
According to government guidelines, people who drink a glass of wine every day may be digging their graves in advance. Researchers say that if a person has already consumed alcohol, drinking less may help prolong life.
This study recommends drinking less than 5 glasses per week, which is less than recommended in many countries. For example, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association have stated that men can safely drink two glasses of alcoholic beverages per day, and women can drink one glass of alcoholic beverages per day. A glass of alcoholic beverage is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 4 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-degree spirits.
In this international study, an international research team observed data from 600,000 people in 19 countries. Respondents were asked about their drinking habits from 1964 to the present. In the following years, this international research team tracked the drinking habits of these interviewees.
The Medical Journal of The Lancet reported that alcoholics have a higher rate of stroke, heart disease, fatal hypertension, and fatal aortic aneurysm.
Researchers have found that it is safe to avoid drinking alcohol or alcohol in the same way as most people do not die early because of alcohol.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,000 Americans die of acute alcoholism each year. It is no secret that alcohol is harmful to other aspects of health. Drinking alcohol increases the risk of cancer and heart disease. A study shows that drinking alcohol accounts for 15% of breast cancer cases. In a joint report, the American Cancer Institute and the World Cancer Research Fund recommended that people restrict alcohol consumption.
Researchers predict that if a 40-year-old man reduces from drinking two glasses of alcoholic beverages per day to about five glasses per Friday, then the man is expected to increase his average life expectancy by one or two years.
So what is the safest drink? Studies have shown that the safe drink may be wine, sip a small glass at a time. The researchers wrote in the report: “Exploratory analysis shows that beer or spirits drinkers and binge drinkers have the highest risk of all-cause death.”
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