Just five alcoholic drinks a week could shorten your life, study says

15 April, 2018, 01:27 | Author: Angelica Greene
  • Study reveals sobering news on how much you should be drinking

A 40-year-old regularly drinking between 200g and 350g of alcohol per week - about 10 to 18 glasses of wine or pints of beer - had a lower life expectancy of around one to two years, researchers found.

Nowcomes a huge study spearheaded by the UK's University of Cambridge published in The Lancet this week.

Drinking sensibly has been shown in the past to reduce the chance of a non-fatal heart attack and can even be good for the brain. The Cambridge study tried to assess how useful such guidelines really are based on the science behind them, and where the true bright line might be when it comes to figuring out relatively safe drinking limits.

Just one alcoholic drink a day could reduce your life expectancy by six months, a major global study has found.

"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 worldwide team of researchers looked at data from 600,000 people in 19 countries, who were asked about drinking habits dating back as long ago as 1964.

Kentucky Governor Claims Teachers' Strike Left Children Vulnerable To Sexual Assault
The GOP governor said he was "offended" that people "so cavalierly disregarded what's truly best for our children". But they also applauded Republicans who said they were voting to override the vetoes in order to fund education.

The study's recommendations are significantly less than what many countries recommend as an alcohol consumption limit.

The guidelines recommend women over 21 drink no more than one drink per day, but this rises to two drinks for men.

A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits.

Australian Medical Association vice-president Dr Tony Bartone told The New Daily the findings were a "wake-up call" for drinkers to consume no more than one-and-a-half standard drinks a day.

Participants' alcohol intake was also self-reported so people may have under-reported the amount they drink.

The study doesn't take into account the possibility of accompanying mental disorders, such as dementia, which could explain why people reduced their alcohol consumption over the follow-up period.

Blast Rocks Syria Area Hosting Iran-Backed Fighters
Russian Federation has warned the West not to make any "dangerous" moves against its ally Assad's regime. Russia, another major supporter of the Assad regime, has also denounced the US -led airstrikes.

The British Heart Foundation's Senior dietician, Victoria Taylor stressed that this study "may make sobering reading for countries that have set their recommendations at higher levels than the United Kingdom, but this does seem to broadly reinforce government guidelines for the UK".

The researchers particularly looked at cardiovascular diseases in this study.

A spokesman for industry body the Alcohol Information Partnership said: "This report confirms our view that moderate drinking does not pose a risk to most people".

"An important message from this study is that optimal life expectancy is associated with a relatively low level of alcohol consumption - less than 100 grams per week - and that higher levels of consumption increase mortality risk", Professor Yeap said.

Of the 599,912 people in the study, 40,310 died and 39,018 got cardiovascular disease during an average 7.5 years of follow-up.

The data show the similar result of men and women in the amount of alcohol consumption.

Mark Zuckerberg tangles with Congress on control of Facebook data
Zuckerberg said regulation of social media companies is inevitable, but warned that rules could also hamper the industry's growth. One is, you can go and work your way through all of Facebook's privacy settings and try to lock them down as much as possible.

The study also found that alcohol consumption was linked with an increased risk of stroke or heart failure, as well as an increased risk of death from hypertensive disease (high blood pressure) or an aortic aneurysm.


  • Niko Kovac named Bayern coach from 2018-19 season

    Niko Kovac named Bayern coach from 2018-19 season

    Kovac will also bring his 44-year-old brother Robert Kovac from Frankfurt as assistant coach. But there's more to this matchup than player links.
    NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 10 running backs

    NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 10 running backs

    Washington allowed a league-worst 134 yards per game on the ground a year ago and they rightfully address the issue with pick 13. This is a draft where the Bills can re-shape their roster, or make a big trade to move up on a franchise quarterback.
    Infinity War Spot: Star-Lord Mocks Thor

    Infinity War Spot: Star-Lord Mocks Thor

    Mark Ruffalo notes that Downey is the "godfather" of this whole endeavor, and even sneaks in a little Hulk hug for his comrade. So moving forward into Avengers: Infinity War , Tony is in a place where he harbours guilt about what happened.
  • Mary Kom, Gaurav Solanki, Vinesh Phogat claim Gold; boxers shine too

    Mary Kom, Gaurav Solanki, Vinesh Phogat claim Gold; boxers shine too

    Star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom won gold in the women's 48 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games ( CWG ) here on Saturday. The best athletes are the most resilient, that's why I am so proud of this team".
    Child's body found in California river where family vanished

    Child's body found in California river where family vanished

    The California Highway Patrol, reached Friday afternoon by The Oregonian/OregonLive, couldn't confirm the Associated Press report. The 100-foot drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart , 19; Jeremiah Hart , 14; and Abigail Hart , 14.
    Chevrolet Unveils Restyled 2019 Camaro Lineup

    Chevrolet Unveils Restyled 2019 Camaro Lineup

    Also new on the 2019 Camaro is the availability of the 1LE package with the base 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine . The chassis, according to Chevrolet , was derived from the V6 1LE to offer solid track performance.
  • Prince William revealed their gender with Kate Middleton's third child

    Prince William revealed their gender with Kate Middleton's third child

    The royal couple announced they were expecting again on September 4 previous year , but it was not clear how long she had been pregnant.
    Congress ridicules BJP's one-day hunger strike

    Congress ridicules BJP's one-day hunger strike

    He said Parliament was not stalled by the Congress but by the partners and friends of the NDA like the AIADMK, TD and TRS. He urged the people to oust the "Lal Bhai" government and support the "Chalo Paltai" slogan of the BJP party.
    Delta passenger, cargo revenue rise in 1Q

    Delta passenger, cargo revenue rise in 1Q

    The transportation company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.08. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for Delta Air Lines' FY2018 earnings at $6.40 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.50 EPS.
  • First Alert Forecast: high fire danger today

    First Alert Forecast: high fire danger today

    Northeasterly winds will gust as high as 50 miles per hour , so a Wind Advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. A dry cold front will pass through the Midlands on Thursday with slight cooler temperatures behind it.
    Niko Kovac To Succeed Jupp Heynckes As Bayern Munich Coach

    Niko Kovac To Succeed Jupp Heynckes As Bayern Munich Coach

    Courtois' loan came back to bite Chelsea as Atletico ran out 3-1 aggregate winners in the 2013/14 Champions League semi-finals. On loan at Bayern from Real Madrid , James provides the most fascinating sub-plot to this tie, amid a welter of backstories.
    Japan's Aso Says He Would Welcome US Taking Fresh Look At TPP

    Japan's Aso Says He Would Welcome US Taking Fresh Look At TPP

    Lighthizer and Director Kudlow to take another look at whether or not a better deal could be negotiated. At the time, President Barack Obama said the deal "puts American workers first".


Google working on expiring emails for Gmail
As the name suggests, the tool will help users who want to be extra cautious about how their emails are accessed. Moreover, there will be an option for setting an expiration date on sent emails.

Outgoing Volkswagen Boss Mueller May Stay On In Other Post
The success of Diess' plans hinges on the approval of the Volkswagen supervisory board which is scheduled to meet on Friday. Volkswagen has announced that Herbert Diess will take over from Matthias Mueller as chief executive.

Driver in California Plunge That Killed Family Was Drunk, Officials Say
Preliminary toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. She also said her daughter told her after the incident, her teacher put a cold towel on her injuries.

Okurrrrrrr! Cardi B partners with Fashion Nova for upcoming fall collection
She said: "Everybody was like let it go, but the people that love me, and know me, and know us, was telling me to work it out". The 25-year-old rapper is collaborating with L.A. -based brand Fashion Nova for a fall collection coming out this October.

Russia Accuses UK of Faking Chemical Attack in Syria
He met his national security team later in the day and "no final decision has been made", the White House said in a statement. The Kremlin on Saturday condemned Western air strikes on Syria where its armed forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad.

What Are Analysts Report About Facebook, Inc. (FB)
On Monday, November 6 Wedbush maintained Facebook, Inc . (NASDAQ: FB ) on Thursday, November 3 with "Market Outperform" rating. They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months.

Putin hails Aliyev's victory in Azerbaijan's presidential election
But critics argue they have crushed opposition and used their power to fund a lavish lifestyle for themselves and their family. The election was observed by 894 worldwide observers (61 organizations, 59 countries) and 58,175 local observers.

Khloe Kardashian's friend takes a swipe at Tristan Thompson after 'cheat' video
Kourtney and Kim meanwhile has been posting snaps of what a lovely time they have been having on their luxury holiday. Tristan is allegedly seen in a video clip getting cosy with a brunette at PH-D Lounge, a rooftop bar in Manhattan.

Oil climbs to $68.65 as stock market rebounds
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has said a trade war could move yields higher in the medium to long term. US producer prices rose more than expected in March, indicating that inflation is strengthening.

Engulfed by Cauvery, CSK matches shifted
But we have told the CSK franchise to evaluate the current situation and take a final call in this regard. Cummins didn't play Mumbai's opening match against Chennai last Saturday.