There’s no secret that many of us like to believe that there’s no problem with alcohol consumption as long as we drink it moderately. Many doctors are saying the same, but a new study comes to contradict them all.
The study in question assessed data of 400,000 people from the UK Biobank, and it found that any amount of alcohol consumption is bad for our health, according to The Washington Post. Therefore, all those who like to consume alcohol from time to time, whether they prefer wine, beer, vodka, or any kind of alcoholic beverage, will have to rethink their behavior if they will take for granted what the new study has to say.
Watch out for cardiovascular issues
The researchers concluded that even the lowest amount of alcohol consumption could lead to a person being exposed to a higher risk of cardiovascular issues. They analyzed the connection between cardiovascular conditions and the genes that are linked to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Stanley Hazen, who’s a cardiologist from Cleveland Clinic, is one of those doctors who used to believe that drinking alcohol moderately cannot harm a person’s health. But as for now, here’s what he explained as The Washington Post quotes:
But now I think that was wrong,
So for people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, which is over half the people who I see on a daily basis in my clinic, I am going to be recommending cutting back on alcohol.
As for excessive use of alcohol, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informs that it can lead to the development of severe health problems, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancers (of the esophagus, throat, liver, colon, etc.).
The new study was published in JAMA Network Open.