A new study finds no overall benefit from alcohol consumption.
Alcohol is the third most important modifiable risk factor for death and disability. It is linked with more than 60 health disorders. A study of over 114,000 adults from 12 countries found no net benefit from the use of alcohol when cancer, heart disease, injury and overall death rates were considered. This study examined a range of income levels, also.
If you don’t use alcohol you should not start; if you do drink, evidence is growing stronger that you should quit now!
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.