To avoid alcohol-related health consequences including chronic diseases, liver injury, and accidents is not to drink booze at all.
A new report reflects a long-brewing shift in the way scientists and healthcare providers think about the risks and benefits of alcohol and follows a similar statement from the World Health Organization.
Decades ago, many studies suggested that light to moderate drinking—often defined as no more than a drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men was beneficial for cardiovascular health. That finding stuck, both among the public and policymakers. However, more recently the evidence has been building that alcohol is not good for our health.
The health risks likely only increase the more you drink, the study found. Compared to non-drinkers, people who had one alcoholic beverage per day had a 0.5% higher risk of developing one of 23 alcohol-related health problems, including cancer, road injuries, and tuberculosis.
Drink water, the softest substance in the world. In reality, it penetrates the hardest substances on earth. Humans are the nature of water.