This is the exact amount of alcohol you should be drinking


This is the exact amount of alcohol you should be drinking

The Beaufort County Health Department says right now they have not been given any additional guidance from the state of North Carolina since this study was released last Thursday.

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

More than 95 percent of men and women drink alcohol in Denmark, the team found, while in Pakistan and Bangladesh - both Muslim countries where the religion discourages drinking - fewer than 1 percent of residents use alcohol, the team found.

Although it's true that moderate drinking did give women some protective benefits with diabetes and heart disease, the researchers suggested that the bigger health risks outweighed these benefits.

There should no longer be any doubt that the aim of 'public health' zealots is to regulate alcohol like cigarettes and treat drinkers like smokers, he added.

The study shows that one in three, or 2.4 billion people around the world, drink alcohol.

Researchers investigated the health effects of alcohol consumption in 195 countries between 1990 and 2016-using data from 694 studies to find out how common drinking was and from 592 studies to determine health risks. The study defines a standard alcoholic drink as one that contains 10 grams of "pure ethyl alcohol".

"Previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some conditions, but we found that the combined health risks associated with alcohol increase with any amount of alcohol", said United States lead researcher Max Griswold of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

"The strong association between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancer, injuries, and infectious diseases offset the protective effects for heart disease in our study". So we may conclude from the different studies of alcohol that the safest amount of alcohol consumption is zero.

But researchers from the new study said those studies had limitations. "Some studies also overlook illicit trade and home brewing", CBS News reported.

Alcohol use patterns vary widely by country and by sex, the average consumption per drinker, and the attributable disease burden. This is because the drinking levels were far higher generally among men, with Romanian men drinking more than eight drinks daily.

For people over the age of 50, cancers were the leading cause of alcohol-related deaths, and for those ages 15 to 49, tuberculosis, self-harm and road injuries were the top causes of alcohol-related deaths, the study showed.

Yet Prof David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, sounded a note of caution about the findings.

"Additionally, certain studies may not take into account that some non-drinkers may avoid alcohol because they already have health issues".

"Come to think of it, there is no safe level of living, but nobody would recommend abstention".



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