Skip to comments.That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds
Posted on 10/08/2018 6:29:52 PM PDT by vannrox
ST. LOUIS We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, its actually good for us. But new research out of Washington Universitys School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner.
According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers regardless of age are 20 percent more likely to suffer a premature death.
It used to seem like having one or two drinks per day was no big deal, and there even have been some studies suggesting it can improve health, notes first author Dr. Sarah M. Hartz, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the university, in a release. But now we know that even the lightest daily drinkers have an increased mortality risk.
Hartz says that while earlier research has claimed moderate drinking can reduce ones risk of heart disease, the benefit is overshadowed by the other damaging effects of alcohol. She points to the elevated risk of developing cancer from daily drinking, which of course, can shorten a persons lifespan.
With regard to cancer risk, any drinking at all was detrimental, she cautions.
Hartz and her team analyzed data from a study of 340,668 people ages 18-85 who took part in a federal study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and another 93,653 adults between ages 40 and 60 who were outpatients at Veterans Administration facilities. The researchers calculated that those who consumed one to two drinks at least four times a week were 20 percent more likely to fall victim to an early death than people who consumed a drink or two three times a week or less. That might not sound like a big concern, but its particularly dangerous for those dealing with other health issues.
A 20 percent increase in risk of death is a much bigger deal in older people who already are at higher risk, says Hartz. Relatively few people die in their 20s, so a 20 percent increase in mortality is small but still significant. As people age, their risk of death from any cause also increases, so a 20 percent risk increase at age 75 translates into many more deaths than it does at age 25.
Simply put, unless your physician tells you otherwise, Hartz says its unwise for anyone to justify a trip to the wine store with health benefits.
Overall, I do think people should no longer consider a glass of wine a day to somehow be healthy, she concludes.
The full study is published online Oct. 3 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
They know Jack Sh@t about anything. All they do is write things for some money. They will do what ever the person wants them to do. Now, this study, funded by an organization against drinking funds this study.
I will stick to my bottle of wine and I will drink away. If you don't like it, you can go cry and wail and tear your pink hair out. I don't care.
Utter bull obama. The magic word here kiddies is “may” lead to. I should have applied for a grant back at university where 5 glasses of beer makes ugly women look like Victoria Secret models..
I thought they said "bottle of wine"...
They can do all the tests they want and Ill never believe their bull shit. Drink more drink less, eat this eat that...shut the f- up!
Study paid for by the Orange Juice Coalition /s
Let’s see, hundreds of studies showing a benefit vs. ONE from some psychology / anti alcohol group... Who do I believe?
So, as you get older, the chance of you dying Increases.
There is no credible study showing that abstaining from alcohol will lead to a longer life.....but it’ll seem longer.
Enjoy your wine, enjoy your coffee, enjoy some ice cream and cake now and then. Forget these lefty aholes, they ruin everything.
Thanks. I’ll be sure to not stop at 1.
What a flawed study. The two groups they used are part of the same subset - VERY light drinkers.
For a proper study, they need a control group. I would suggest people who drink five to ten drinks every day. I'm available if the pay is good, and they provide some good beer.
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thee.......and then death I guess.
These folks can pry my dinnertime bottle of wine out of my cold, dead hands, thank-you-very-much.
I live within a 1/2 hour drive of several dozen of the best wineries in North America, and there’s NO WAY I’m giving up my wine.
Most studies show the opposite, that a little wine/alcohol is actually good for you. Only too much is bad.
I will continue to drink
Seems like a fair trade . . .
If they don’t issue timely “progress reports” that something bad “may” happen and more investigation is “urgently” needed, they won’t get their grants renewed. It’s a racket.
I believe I'll have another beer. Piss on these abstemious bastards.
Everyone who drinks wine will die. So will everyone who eats carrots or breathes air.
I like wine. I drink wine. I will continue to drink wine.
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