A recent study claims that there is no healthy level of alcohol consumption. Giving up drinking is the only way to avoid the health risks associated with alcohol as they are increasing each day.
The findings show that alcohol accounts for 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide. It was ranked the seventh leading factor of premature death and disability in 2016 and was the leading cause of deaths for people aged 15 to 49.
Alcohol consumption is considered one of the biggest causes of cancer, particularly in women. Previous research has shown that one in every 13 breast cancer cases were alcohol-related. The study found that 27.1% of cancer deaths in women and 18.9% in men over 50 were linked to their drinking habits globally.
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In youngsters, tuberculosis (1.4% of deaths), road injuries (1.2%), and self-harm (1.1%) are the biggest causes of death linked to alcohol.
A glass of red wine a day has been considered good for the heart. But the researchers found more harmful effects of drinking than benefits. Every individual must take certain steps to reduce alcohol consumption and quit finally.
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