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Cheers if You're Over 40. Not So Fast if You're Younger

New analysis finds there's no benefit and only increased health risks for young adults who drink

(Newser) - First scientists told us that young adults shouldn't drink alone ; now they're saying they shouldn't drink at all. At least, that's the conclusion of new research out of Seattle's University of Washington, which is part of the ongoing "Global Burden of Diseases" study carried...

Moderate Drinkers Should Beware of the Binge
Moderate Drinkers
Should Beware of the Binge
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Moderate Drinkers Should Beware of the Binge

Seven drinks per week is a recipe for trouble if they're all consumed in one night

(Newser) - The NIH defines “moderate" drinking as one drink per day for women, two for men. But what happens if someone consumes that allotment in one or two nights of binging? According to CNN, a new study shows that is exactly how lots of moderate drinkers over age 30 consume...

Have Heart Issues? A Bit of Booze Daily 'Not That Bad'

New research shows light to moderate alcohol consumption may protect previous heart patients

(Newser) - Alcohol was the bad guy again in a recent study tying it to hundreds of thousands of cancer cases, but if you're already suffering from a cardiovascular condition? A small amount daily is "not that bad." That's how scientist Emmanuela Gakidou of the University of Washington'...

740K Cancers Around the World Blamed on Drinking Alcohol

Study looked at how much people drank and then how many got sick a decade later

(Newser) - Have you been coping with pandemic stress with a glass of wine at night? A team of researchers has some unhappy news for you. In a study published Tuesday in the Lancet Oncology , scientists have linked even moderate drinking to cancer. The authors of the study wrote that they saw...

Opening More Bottles Than Usual? You're Not Alone
Opening More Bottles Than
Usual? You're Not Alone
NEW STUDY

Opening More Bottles Than Usual? You're Not Alone

Study finds Americans 30 and older are drinking booze 14% more during pandemic than last year

(Newser) - If you've been throwing back more vino than you used to, join the stuck-at-home crowd. A new study conducted by the Rand Corporation has found that Americans are drinking alcohol 14% more often during the pandemic than they used to, with NPR citing everything from Zoom happy hours to...

Experts Halve Recommended Alcohol Limit for Men

It's now 1 drink a day, same as for women

(Newser) - If you decide to have an alcoholic drink, limiting yourself to one a day is best—whether you’re a man or woman. That’s the new advice experts are recommending for the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are scheduled to be updated later this year for the first...

2 Drinks a Day Is OK? Not Anymore, Says Council

Australian health council changes alcohol guidelines for first time since 2009

(Newser) - If you've been feeling pretty good about your alcohol consumption, making sure to never go over the recommended maximum of two drinks per day, we have bad news: You have to start keeping it to 1.4 drinks a day, at least according to one group of experts. Australia'...

Study: There Is No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption
Study Has Sobering News
for Moderate Drinkers
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Study Has Sobering News for Moderate Drinkers

There's no safe level of consumption, researchers say

(Newser) - People who think drinking moderate amounts of alcohol delivers health benefits should think again, according to a massive study published in the Lancet . Some 512 researchers analyzed more than 1,000 studies and concluded that the safest level of alcohol consumption is zero, the Washington Post reports. They found that...

Study Says Alcohol Should Be Limited to 1 Drink a Day
Want Long Life? No More
Than 1 Drink a Day
NEW STUDY

Want Long Life? No More Than 1 Drink a Day

More than that risks heart problems, researchers say

(Newser) - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, meaning drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner...

The 10 Drunkest States— and Their Drunkest Cities

North Dakota tops the list

(Newser) - An estimated 18% of US adults drink to excess, but those rates vary quite a bit between states and cities—from rates of less than 10% to more than 25%. The areas with populations that don't drink as heavily tend to have lower median incomes and lower education levels....

America's 10 Drunkest Cities
America's 10
Drunkest Cities

America's 10 Drunkest Cities

What gives, Wisconsin?

(Newser) - While Utah is home to a few of the least boozy cities in the country, Wisconsin houses more than a few of the drunkest, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site lists the booziest cities in the US based on excessive drinking rates, the number of bars, and driving deaths...

These Are America's 10 Least Boozy Cities
America's 10 Least
Boozy Cities

America's 10 Least Boozy Cities

Expect a dry weekend in Utah

(Newser) - Don't expect to find many rowdy parties in Provo-Orem, Utah. Despite its 10 bars, the area is the least boozy in the country, according to 24/7 Wall St. , which ranked US cities based on excessive drinking rates in a 30-day period. The 10 least boozy cities, which fall in...

Taste for Beer May Be Saving Lives of Russian Men

Brief booze crackdown in 1980s got young men to shift away from vodka

(Newser) - Russian men have an unfortunate tradition of drinking themselves to an early death. As bleak as the number are—life expectancy for Russian men was 65 in 2012, compared with 76 in the US and 74 for China, notes Quartz —researchers have spotted improvement of late. And oddly, they...

Your Wine Glass Could Be Getting You Drunk
 Your Wine Glass Could 
 Be Getting You Drunk 

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Your Wine Glass Could Be Getting You Drunk

Large glasses encourage people to drink more, faster: study

(Newser) - There may be an easy way to limit how much wine you drink: drink from a small glass. In what the Daily Express reports is important news for anyone who'd rather their guests not guzzle their entire wine stash, University of Cambridge scientists found drinking wine from large glasses...

Here's How Much America's Heaviest Drinkers Drink

10 drinks—each day

(Newser) - What does it mean to be one of America's heaviest drinkers? Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post reports on the numbers presented in Philip J. Cook's book Paying the Tab, and they may surprise you: The top 10% of adult US drinkers consume an average of 74 alcoholic...

Vatican City Beats Every Country—at Drinking Wine

Consumes more wine per capita than any other country

(Newser) - If you're a big fan of wine and would like to be surrounded by apparently like-minded people, consider moving to Vatican City. Despite its small size, or perhaps because of it, it manages to consume more wine per capita than any other country, according to the Wine Institute. How...

You Don't Need to Stop Boozing Cold Turkey

A more moderate approach can help many problem drinkers: Gabrielle Glaser

(Newser) - If you're concerned about your drinking habits, one of your New Year's resolutions may have been to quit alcohol entirely. But, though "the cold-turkey approach is deeply rooted in the United States," there is another way, writes Gabrielle Glaser, author of a book on women and...

Hangovers Cost US Economy $160B
 Hangovers Cost 
 US Economy $160B 
study says

Hangovers Cost US Economy $160B

That's $1.37 per drink: CDC

(Newser) - A new CDC study reveals something that won't come as any surprise to those of you who celebrated a little too hard yesterday: Hangovers cost us quite a bit when it comes to productivity. The CDC estimates that, overall, heavy drinking costs the US economy a whopping $220 billion...

Big Boozing Puts Marriage on the Rocks

Divorce rates highest if woman drinks much more than man

(Newser) - 'Til booze do us part? A new study out of Norway says that drinking and marriage don't mix—especially if the woman is doing the heaviest drinking, reports the Los Angeles Times . After looking at nearly 20,000 married couples, researchers found heavy-drinking couples had a divorce rate...

Binge-Drinking College Kids Are Happier
 Binge-Drinking 
 College Kids 
 Are Happier 
study says

Binge-Drinking College Kids Are Happier

Study finds drinking is associated with social status

(Newser) - Well, this certainly won't help convince any college students to cut down on their boozing: A new study finds that those who binge drink are happier with their social lives than those who don't—and suggests that drinking in college may be more motivated by social factors than...

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