Friday, 20 April, 2018

Drinking alcohol linked to lower life expectancy (Laura Lean/PA)

The recommended alcohol limit in Italy and Spain is almost 50 per cent higher than in the UK Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5
Jerome Frank | 15 April, 2018, 00:30

Researchers looked at 83 studies involving 600,000 people from 19 high-income countries, with nearly half of data coming from the UK. Those limits are based on earlier studies that found women are more affected by alcohol than men.

The study urged countries to change their recommendations to no more than 100 grams of alcohol per week, or roughly seven drinks in the U.S. More than that starts to whittle your life by months and years, the researchers found.

Current Irish guidelines recommend a limit of 170g pure alcohol (17 standard drinks) per week for men and 110g pure alcohol (11 standard drinks) for women. The study could prompt US public health experts to rethink how alcohol fits in the American diet and what it means to drink in moderation, Naimi said. This amount corresponds to 3.4 litres of beer with 4% or six glasses of wine.

Excess alcohol consumptions can lead to a high risk of a range of life-threatening illnesses, including stroke and heart failure.

The researchers also note that the varying nature of alcohol guidelines from country to country makes the study's implications particularly impactful.

In the USA, the government says people who don't already drink shouldn't start.

Duke University's Dr. Dan Blazer, one of the study's co-authors, said, "This study has shown that drinking alcohol at levels which were believed to be safe is actually linked with lower life expectancy and several adverse health outcomes".

He also noted it was important to remember the study focussed on mortality rates, not quality of life.

The study was funded by the BHF, UK Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, European Union Framework 7 and European Research Council. But perhaps the biggest gut punch is their math on the consequences you can face for drinking more than that. The participants had to be current drinkers and were followed up for at least one year (most participants were followed up for between 5 and 18 years). Drinking raises the risk of both cancer and heart disease, and one study suggested that drinking accounts for 15 percent of breast cancer cases.

According to a new report that looked at the habits of 600,000 drinkers, regularly knocking back above the United Kingdom alcohol guidelines (as in, something that many of us do) could shave years from your life expectancy.

The UK recommends people do not drink more than 14 units a week - or around 6 pints of beer or glasses of wine - giving it one of the strictest set of guidelines in the world.

But alcohol consumption, even at that allegedly moderate level, is also associated with a suite of cardiovascular problems, including stroke, aortic aneurysm, fatal hypertensive disease and heart failure.

They spanned almost 50 years and 19 high-income countries where alcohol drinking guidelines vary greatly, especially in the United States, Portugal and Spain.

"Secondly, there has been a fiction, used by the alcohol industry to maintain nearly unrestrained advertising for its products, that small quantities of alcohol are beneficial, even healthy (reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease)".

There's a transatlantic difference of opinion about drinking limits for men and women. During the following weeks volunteers each week used from 100 ml of alcohol.

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