Aug 25, 2018

No amount of alcohol improves health

Related: A few drinks aren't that bad.

The Lancet published a giant meta-analysis of alcohol consumption. (592 studies!)

Key takeaway:

The conclusions of the study are 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.

Article summarizing findings; the full study (a).

So much for a glass of wine at dinner being good for the heart...