Large meta-analysis of observational studies concludes that drinking above the recommended limit can lead to increases in all cause mortality

Health Headlines Commentary for April 16, 2018

Source:

More than 5 drinks a week could shorten lives by years, study finds

Reference:

Woods AM, Kaptoge S, Butterworth AS, et al. Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies The Lancet. Published online April 13 2018

Analysis:

People who drink above UK alcohol guidelines ‘lose one to two years of life’

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