New Study Finds Regular Excess Drinking Takes Years Off Your Life!

posted by Brooke Morrison - 

Whaaat?!

A new study of 600,000 drinkers found that having anywhere from 10-15 alcoholic drinks a week could shorten one's life by one to two years.

And people who drink more than 18 a week are looking at a possible 4-5 years. 

They also concluded that "light drinkers" saw no increased risk of death whatsoever. 

The Lancet study also says, "The study's authors also found drinking increased the risk of cardiovascular illness, with every 12.5 units of alcohol people drank above the guidelines raising the risk of:

  • Stroke by 14%
  • Fatal hypertensive disease by 24%
  • Heart failure by 9%
  • Fatal aortic aneurysm by 15%"

Woah. 

Read more of the study via BBC News!


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