i was switching between 2 versions of the australian 'low-risk' website, one from 2016 and one from 2017, hence the discrepancy in the numbers. the one with the infographic image detailing what a 'standard drink' is has different numbers to the latter.
both of those links are technically out-of-date, anyway, at least in terms of the UK, where newly publicised guidance in 2018 says it is better to drink no alcohol at all.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 … ajor-study
another lancet article, another big study group, another method -- no david nutt.Even the occasional drink is harmful to health, according to the largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol, which suggests governments should think of advising people to abstain completely.
The uncompromising message comes from the authors of the Global Burden of Diseases study, a rolling project based at the University of Washington, in Seattle, which produces the most comprehensive data on the causes of illness and death in the world.
Alcohol, says their report published in the Lancet medical journal, led to 2.8 million deaths in 2016. It was the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability in the 15 to 49 age group, accounting for 20% of deaths.
Moderate drinking has been condoned for years on the assumption that there are some health benefits. A glass of red wine a day has long been said to be good for the heart. But although the researchers did find low levels of drinking offered some protection from heart disease, and possibly from diabetes and stroke, the benefits were far outweighed by alcohol’s harmful effects, they said.
Dr Robyn Burton, of King’s College London, said in a commentary in the Lancet that the conclusions of the study were clear and unambiguous. “Alcohol is a colossal global health issue and small reductions in health-related harms at low levels of alcohol intake are outweighed by the increased risk of other health-related harms, including cancer,” she wrote.
“There is strong support here for the guideline published by the Chief Medical Officer of the UK who found that there is ‘no safe level of alcohol consumption’.”
but i look forward to you rebutting yet another paper by yet another research group published yet again in the world's top journal of medical letters. you should really switch industries, you've got this drug harm thing down pat!
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