Scientists have identified a safe dose of alcohol
Irish experts have told, how many people can drink alcohol without any harm to health.
Lovers of alcoholic beverages, who drinks no more than 10 grams of pure alcohol per day (the standard safe dose of alcohol), the least the risk of occurrence and development of cancer among drinkers. This is the conclusion after many years of observations made by scientists at Queen’s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland).
Irish experts watched about 8-9 years for health 99 654 people. The level of alcohol consumption was determined using dietary questionnaire that tested filled from 1998 to 2000.
In the end, for the time was was 12 763 cases of primary cancer 9 and 559 deaths.
Scientists also identified a relationship between total mortality and alcohol consumption: drinkers who drank no more and no less than one standard serving of alcohol daily had the lowest risk of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease.
When it was only about the risk of development of malignant tumors, the dependence is linearly increased.
At the same time, as reports the website of TV channel “Star” in the testing was attended by elderly people, which significantly limits the applicability of the results. In addition, the analysis was not taken into account social and economic factors.