Do you want to live long? Ditch the daily glass of wine as it will surely increase your chances of early death by 20 percent, reported researchers challenging previous claims of its health benefits. According to researches made by Washington University School of Medicine in the United States, says that potential health benefits of alcohol were carried by other risk factors, which includes diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer, resulted in early death if consumed daily.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Sarah M. Hartz said that “It used to seem like having one or two drinks per day was no big deal, and there even have been some studies suggesting it can improve health. But now we know that even the lightest daily drinkers have an increased mortality risk.”
Professor Hartz continued, “Consuming one or two drinks about four days per week seemed to protect against cardiovascular disease, but drinking every day eliminated those benefits. With regard to cancer risk, and drinking at all was detrimental.”
The new study reports come following recent research published in The Lancet that concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol drinking.
According to study, published in Journal ‘Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research’, the team focused on two large groups- 340,668 participants, aged between 18 to 25-years and another 93, 653 participants, aged 40 to 60-years.
Professor Hartz explained, “A 20 percent increase in the risk of death is a much bigger deal in older people who already are at higher risk. Relatively few people die in their 20s, so a 20 percent increase in mortality is small but still significant.”