Tagged: Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

NEWS: Landmark Study: Alcohol Increases Stroke Risk

New study challenges health benefits of low dose alcohol consumption. The scientific evidence that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption keeps increasing further. 
Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol consumption, and previous claims that 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new scientific evidence from a genetic study involving 500,000 Chinese people…

REPORT: Alcohol Use, Burden, Policy: Systematic Analysis For Global Burden Of Disease Study 2016

The total attributable burden of alcohol use was larger than previous evidence has indicated and increases monotonically with consumption. Based on weighted relative risk curves for each health outcome associated with alcohol use, the level of consumption that minimises health loss due to alcohol use is zero. These findings strongly suggest that alcohol control policies should aim to reduce total population-level consumption. To potentially reduce the effects of alcohol use on future health loss, there is a need for countries to revisit their alcohol control policies and assess how they can be modified to further lower population-level consumption…

NEWS: Landmark Study: No Level of Alcohol Use Improves Health

New landmark study shows that no level of alcohol consumption improves health or is good for health and that alcohol control policies need to be revised worldwide, refocusing on efforts to lower overall population-level consumption.
The level of alcohol consumption that minimised harm across health outcomes was zero standard alcohol drinks per week,” write the researchers in the summary of their study.
This systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016, is the most comprehensive estimate of the global burden of alcohol use that has ever been compiled. This latest GBD analysis applies state-of-the-art epidemiology and uses methodological enhancements of previous iterations of the GBD to produce a definitive understanding of alcohol-related harm…