There has been many warnings lately of the dangers of even the lowest levels of alcohol.
The researchers wanted to estimate alcohol use and the burden of alcohol related countries. So they looked at more than 700 studies from around the world, involving millions of people, and came up with a statement about what safe drinking looks like.
Their reasons for going to all this trouble. Alcohol is a massive health and social problem worldwide. Excessive drinking can, over time, increase the risk of everything from liver disease to high blood pressure, injury, and memory and mental health problems. The seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disease overall is from drinking.
Does this make you want to stop drinking or cut down?