On the heels of yesterday’s post about the health benefits of alcohol, today I read about the five things you should do to have the best chances of a long life. Alcohol is on this list, too. For some reason they still can’t bring themselves to say “zero.”
In case you missed the news, the safe amount of alcohol ingestion is — none. Zero is the quantity that brings no health risks, and the risks start rising immediately thereafter. Read about it here, here, and here. It’s long been known what was wrong with those studies that appeared to show that moderate drinking was healthiest (they didn’t control for the reasons nondrinkers were drinking; lots of those reasons were likely causes of the nondrinking and were (or were related to) poor health of various kinds), but that analysis didn’t, shall we say, get a lot of media coverage.
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