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Why Young People Shouldn’t Drink, But Older People Can, According To Science

If you are under 40, you may want to stop drinking. All in all.

Yes, you read that correctly. Drinking alcohol poses significant health risks and no benefits for young people, according to a major new study.

However, drinking a small amount may have benefits for older adults, found researchers at the Global Burden of Diseases, based at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Drinking more than the equivalent of a beer a day could increase the likelihood of a health risk, especially for men, the study found. Men under 40 shouldn’t exceed a level of 0.136 drinks per day, while women in the same age group shouldn’t exceed 0.273 — about a quarter of a standard drink per day, researchers said.

“Our message is simple,” said senior author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou, Professor of Health Metrics in the University of Washington School of Medicine. “Young people shouldn’t drink, but older people can benefit from drinking small amounts.”

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https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/young-people-should-never-drink-older-people-can_uk_62d118e1e4b0c842cf55d676 Why Young People Shouldn’t Drink, But Older People Can, According To Science

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