(ORDO NEWS) — Disputes about the harm and benefits of alcoholic beverages have been going on for a very long time.
In search of the truth, an international group of researchers has done a lot of work. It turned out that alcohol can really be dangerous for health.
Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is dangerous for health. Therefore, in the issue of benefit and harm, the key role is not played by the type of alcohol, but by its amount.
Despite the fact that many believe that drinking a small amount of alcohol every day has a positive effect on health, scientific studies show the opposite.
Scientists from Canada and Great Britain analyzed the data of 107 studies in which about five million people of different nationalities and social status participated. The scale of the work done is really impressive.
The results of the study showed a large number of inaccuracies. Colleagues who previously studied the effects of alcohol on the body were often biased.
For example, in many studies of non-drinkers and former drunkards, they recorded them in one category of people.
But those who do not drink at all have a 22% lower risk of early death than those who like to skip a couple of glasses every day.
If you divide people by gender, it turns out that women have a risk of sudden death almost twice as high as men (66% for ladies and 35% for gentlemen).
Researchers have also found that even moderate alcohol consumption can lead to early death and increase the risk of developing cancer, including breast and colon cancer.
Scientists also note that drinking two or fewer portions of alcohol per week is neither harmful nor beneficial, while drinking seven or more portions can significantly affect heart health and trigger a stroke.
Therefore, alcohol abuse not only destroys physical health, but also destroys social life.
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