New Study Reveals Just How Bad Alcohol Is For You!
We’ve all heard reports of studies that claim a glass of wine can actually be good for you, but a new study suggests that’s not at all true. In fact, the study says no amount of alcohol consumption is actually healthy.
Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation looked into the health effects of alcohol consumption in 195 countries between 1990 and 2016 and found that booze played a role in lots of deaths over the years.
For example, booze consumption led to 2.8-million premature deaths in 2016, plus it was the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability for those ages 15 to 49, accounting for 20% of deaths. And that’s not all, drinking habits were responsible for 27.1% of cancer deaths in women, and 18.9% in men over 50.
The study did acknowledge that low levels of drinking could help protect against heart disease, and even diabetes, but they determined that the positives are far outweighed by the negative impacts of alcohol.
The study also notes that 2.4 billion people around the world consume alcohol, which breaks down to about 25% of women and 39% of men. Interestingly, the largest amount of drinkers can be found in Denmark, where 95.3% of women and 97.1% of men drink.