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…