Alcohol Drinking once per day can decrease life span


A study suggests Alcohol Drinking mixed drink once a day could decrease your future

Researchers found that drinking excess of 100 grams of liquor for each week equivalent to about seven standard beverages in the United States or five to six glasses of wine in the UK builds your danger of death from all causes and thusly brings down your future.

In United states the suggested limits in drinking for woman 98 grams and double the quantity for men.

A team of international researchers studied the drinking habits of almost 600,000 current drinkers. Included in 83 studies across 19 countries where about 50% reported drinking. More than 100 grams per week and 8.4% more than 350 grams per week. Data on the age, sex, diabetes status, smoking habits and other factors relating to cardiovascular disease were also analysed.

Compared to drinking under 100 grams of alcohol per week. Drinking 100 to 200 grams estimated to shorten the life span of a 40-year-old by six months. Drinking 200 to 350 grams per week estimated to reduce life span by one to two years. As drinking more than 350 grams per week by four to five years.

“The key message of this research for public health is that, if you already drink alcohol, drinking less may help you live longer and lower your risk of several cardiovascular conditions,” said Angela Wood, a biostatistician from the University of Cambridge, who led the study.

The team also explored links between how much alcohol people consumed and their risk of different types of cardiovascular disease. People who drank more had a higher risk of stroke, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease and fatal aortic aneurysm, where your artery or vein swells up and could burst.

However, higher levels of alcohol also linked to a lower risk of heart attack, or myocardial infarction.

“Alcohol consumption is associated with a slightly lower risk of non-fatal heart attacks, but this must be balanced against the higher risk associated with other serious and potentially fatal cardiovascular diseases,” Wood said in a statement.

The authors suggest that the varying risk of different forms of cardiovascular disease could be down to the impact alcohol. Also on blood pressure and other facts linked to levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol.

Drinking alcohol at levels which believed safe

“This study has shown that drinking alcohol at levels which believed to be safe. Actually linked with lower life expectancy and several adverse health outcomes,” said Dr. Dan G. Blazer of Duke University, who co-authored the study.

But the authors highlight that their study account for people who may have changed their drinking habits and relied on data from people reporting their own drinking habits.

“This research adds to a growing number of studies supporting current UK guidelines for lower risk drinking. It also highlights the need to reduce alcohol-related harm in baby boomers. An age group currently at highest risk of rising alcohol misuse,” said Dr. Tony Rao, visiting lecturer in old age psychiatry at King’s College London, adding that “underreporting of alcohol intake could also have influenced the overall conclusions.”