Additional Alcohol Drinking May Reduce Lifespan

Additional alcohol drinking may reduce lifespan, as a person drinks more than one glass of alcohol a day lead to the early mortality.

The government of the United States have recently suggested than to avoid any health issue regarding negative alcohol impacts to the body, only less than 7 drinks of alcohol in a week are recommended for women, while less than 14 drinks for men.

Researchers of the study explained the findings that women seem to be more affected by the alcohol consumption even with lower amount as compared to men regarding number of reasons, along with the women whose weigh lower than average men and increased blood alcohol concentrations.


Winton professor of public risk understanding, David Spiegelhalter said in a statement that, “Above two units a day, the death rates steadily climb. The paper estimates a 40-year-old drinking four units a day above the guidelines [the equivalent of drinking three glasses of wine in a night] has roughly two years’ lower life expectancy, which is around a 20th of their remaining life.”

An analysis disclosed by Prof Wayne Hall and Jason Connor from the University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, Australia in the journal Lancet, foreshown that the recommended lower limits of drinking alcohol will face the oppositions.

“It was a massive and very impressive study”, Spiegelhalter added. “It estimates that, compared to those who only drink a little, people who drink at the current UK guidelines suffer no overall harm in terms of death rates, and have 20% fewer heart attacks.



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