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Scientists: alcohol is harmful in any doses


The international research has shown that even small doses of alcohol negatively affect health, increasing risk of development of one of twenty three diseases connected with his consumption.

According to a large-scale research in which 28 million people from 195 countries have participated, of a harmless dose of alcohol doesn't exist. Work is published in the The Lancet magazine. In her it is claimed that useful properties of alcohol outweigh its side effects, in particular risk of development of cancer. In fact, it is necessary not to take alcoholic drinks in principle.

Data have shown that British have appeared among the most drinking women, having taken the eighth place in the world with 30 grams of alcohol consumed daily. The British drink approximately the same volume, but they have settled down on the 62nd line among men. In a research data from 694 works were used at first to define with what regularity people take alcoholic drinks worldwide, then experts have analysed 592 works to define risk of development of the diseases connected with alcohol. Have taken 10 grams of alcohol for a standard portion.

If to speak globally, then every third (32,5%) takes alcohol - it is 2,4 billion people from whom 25% - women (0,9 billion women), and 39% - men (one and a half billion men). The most drinking there were residents of Denmark (95,3% of women and 97,1% of men), and least - men in Pakistan (0,8%) and women from Bangladesh (0,3%). The Romanian men and the Ukrainian women drink most of all - 8,2 and 4,2 alcoholic drinks a day respectively.

As for health, naturally, fans of alcohol strongly risk him. It has become clear that consumption of alcoholic drinks became in 2016 the factor, the seventh on danger, leading to premature death and provoking development of various diseases among all age. Also alcohol became a cause of death of 2,2% of women and 6,8% of men, mostly because of oncological diseases.

At the same time for age category from 15 to 49 years in 2016 alcohol was the leading risk factor: 3,8% of death among women and 12,2% - among men. Among causes of death, in addition, there were also car accidents owing to drunk driving. Researchers have counted

that the aged people from 15 to 95 years drinking on one alcoholic drink a day increase risk of development of one of twenty three diseases connected with alcohol for 0,5% in comparison with those who have completely refused alcoholic drinks.

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