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No alcohol safe - result from global study

Alcohol may protect against heart disease but it promotes many other chronic conditions


Key points from article :

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

Moderate drinking may protect against heart disease.

But benefit outweighed by risk of cancer and other diseases.

Health risks rise rapidly after one drink a day.

Analysed data from 15 to 95-year-olds in 195 countries.

Global Burden of Disease study published in the Lancet.

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Max Griswold

Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation

Sonia Saxena

Professor of Primary Care and Head of Child Health at Imperial College London.

The Lancet

Medical journal covering general medicine

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