How much alcohol is too much? A new study says it’s found the number
April 13, 2018
When it comes to how alcohol affects your health, guidance — from how drinking affects pregnancy to whether sipping red wine helps your heart — is all over the map.
Now, a new major multinational study has another piece of advice: People who consume more than about six drinks per week have a greater risk of premature death.
The study published Thursday in the Lancet analyzed data from 600,000 people who drink zero to more than 350 grams of alcohol per week. It found that people who drank more than 100 grams of alcohol per week, the equivalent of about six glasses of wine, had increased risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease and fatal aortic aneurysm.