The safest level of drinking
A comprehensive worldwide study of alcohol use and its impact on health concludes that the safest level of consumption is zero.
The Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 has calculated levels of alcohol use and its effects on health during 1990–2016 in 195 countries.
The research, which now features in the journal The Lancet, notes that in 2016, alcohol use was responsible for almost three million deaths globally.
Alcohol use was the main cause of death for people aged 15–49 that year, accounting for 12 per cent of deaths in men of that age.
More than 500 researchers, academics, and other collaborators from over 40 countries worked on the study.
Does this study make you think differently about your drinking?