The risk of developing alcohol-related health problems increased to 7 per cent in people who drank two drinks a day for one year and 37 per cent in people who drank five drinks a day for one year.
"With the largest collected evidence base to date, our study makes the relationship between health and alcohol clear - drinking causes substantial health loss, in myriad ways, all over the world", Max Griswold, lead author of the study and senior researcher at the University of Washington Medicine, said in a statement.
The study, published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, found that alcohol, such as beer and wine, is a leading risk factor for death and disease, associated with 2.8 million deaths each year and the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disability globally in 2016. A lot of them relied on self-reported information, which means people have to remember their drinking habits accurately, which means the data might be flawed or inaccurate, according to CBS. Analyzing data from 15- to 95-year-olds, the researchers compared people who didn't drink at all with those who had one drink a day.
The main causes of alcohol-related deaths in this age group were tuberculosis, road injuries, and self-harm. That measurement varies around the world; for example, a standard drink is 8 grams in the United Kingdom and 14 grams in US. But an enormous new study published this week in The Lancet seems poised to rip that idea to shreds. "Any of these policy actions would contribute to reductions in population-level consumption, a vital step toward decreasing the health loss associated with alcohol use".
There is no safe level of alcohol, a new study concludes - upending previous guidance that low levels of consumption can be safe, and even beneficial to health.
According to the study, 2.4 billion people around the world consume alcohol on a regular basis, including 1.5 billion males and 0.9 billion females.
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Despite the study's uncompromising message, some critics say its conclusions may be overblown.
"There's no safe level of riding a bike or driving a vehicle". She explained: "This study provides more robust estimates by combining alcohol sales data, self-reported data on the amount of alcohol consumed, abstinence, tourism data and estimates of the levels of illicit trade and home brewing".
Not surprisingly due to their large populations, China, India and Russian Federation led the world in the total number of alcohol-related deaths in men and women.
You may have heard about how a glass of wine each evening is good for the heart.
For years, people have debated about how much alcohol is good for you, but a new study dismisses the idea that any amount is healthy. Even one drink, Griswold says, can have consequences.