Study Shows, No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe To Drink

According to the New York Times, a study shows that having only one alcoholic drink per day and heavily increase a person’s chances of developing health problems. There aren’t any health benefits of consuming alcohol. So many countries around the world consume alcohol regularly, however, no amount of alcohol is safe to drink.

The analysis, involving 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2016, relied on 694 sources of data and analyzed 592 studies to determine the health risks of alcohol use. While the study is among the largest of its kind, it was also observational, linking population-wide consumption to population-wide trends.

The methods left many experts unconvinced.

Online in Medium, David Spiegelhalter, a statistician at Cambridge University in England, wrote of the study’s conclusion: “Claiming there is no ‘safe’ level does not seem an argument for abstention. There is no safe level of driving, but governments do not recommend that people avoid driving.” (NYTIMES)

source – nytimes

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