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Friday, July 29, 2022

Alcohol is never good for people under 40, global study finds

 Alcohol is never good for people under 40, global study  search


carries significant health risks and no  advantages for young people but some older adults may gain from drinking a small amount, according to the largest study of its kind.

The  ending comes from the authors of the Global Burden of Diseases study, a rolling project based at the University of Washington in Seattle, which produces the most comprehensive data on the causes of illness and death in the world.

Four years ago the study said that even the occasional drink was harmful to health, and suggested governments should advise people to abstain entirely.

But after a  only new analysis of global data, the experts behind the study have reached fresh conclusions. Young people face higher health risks from alcohol  expanding than older adults, they say. But they add that adults aged 40 and older without underlying health conditions may benefit from limited alcohol consumption, such as a small glass of red wine a day, including a reduced risk in cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

Their  searching , published in the Lancet, are the first to report alcohol risk by geographical region, age, sex, and year. They suggest that global alcohol consumption recommendations should be based on age and location, with the strictest guidelines for men aged 15-39, who are at the greatest risk of harmful alcohol consumption worldwide.

“Our message is simple: young people should not drink, but older people may  advantages from drinking small amounts,” said the senior author, Dr Emmanuela Gakidou, professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. “While it may not be realistic to think young adults will abstain from drinking, we do think it’s important to communicate the latest evidence so that everyone can make informed decisions about their health.”

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