Drinking a little alcohol could be good for your health


For comparison, participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day, cut the same risk by 11%. In fact, there is no scientific explanation for this but the conclusion was firmly assumed. Surprisingly, another fact was suggested in the same study: participants who were slightly overweight, but not obese , cut their odds of an early death by 3%.


Drinking about two cups of coffee a day gave a ten per cent lower chance. Those results were discussed over the weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas. Previous studies have suggested that light alcohol consumption could lower the chances of a heart attack or heart disease. A behavioral limit was imposed at this point: the latest advice from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer states that men and women should consume no more than 14 units a week – equivalent to six pints of beer or seven glasses of wine over seven days.


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