Level of alcohol consumption `optimal` for health revealed
Washington: Scientists from Australia and Oxford University have determined the “optimal” level of alcohol consumption that is associated with the lowest rates of chronic disease.
They concluded that the intake of about one-half of a typical drink per day would result in the healthiest outcomes.
And the researchers concluded that the recommended alcohol intake for the UK should be reduced from the current advised level of drinking.
The level of alcohol that is most likely to be associated with the lowest risk of adverse health outcomes and the most likely health benefits varies markedly among individuals.
Middle-aged men and post-menopausal women are most likely to demonstrate enhanced health (e.g., lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, dementia) from moderate drinking.
For all ages, binge drinking is associated with predominantly adverse outcomes. In general, women should drink less than men.
While the analyses presented in this paper are of scientific interest, they alone do not support changes in the current population recommendations for alcohol consumption.
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