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 How much alcohol is safe to drink daily?

It is reasonable that identifying alcohol's hazards and potential health benefits can be difficult given the lack of conclusive data supporting moderate alcohol consumption in healthy adults.

Surprisingly little is known regarding the hazards or advantages of moderate alcohol intake in healthy persons. Most lifestyle research, including those involving diet, exercise, caffeine, and alcohol, rely on accurate recall and long-term habit reporting from participants. This research may suggest a connection between two things, but not always that one causes the other.

Adults in better health might participate in more social events and consume alcohol in moderation, but it's possible that alcohol has no bearing on their health.

Any advantages that alcohol might have are likely minor and may not be applicable to everyone. The most recent dietary recommendations explicitly state that no one should start consuming alcohol or drinking more frequently because of alleged health advantages. Avoiding alcohol is many people's wisest course of action since the potential advantages do not outweigh the risks.

However, if you're a light to the moderate drinker and in good health, you can probably keep drinking as long as you do it in moderation.


Defined moderate

Up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men is considered moderate alcohol consumption for healthy individuals.

 Drink examples are:

  1. 12-ounce can of beer (355 milliliters)
  2. Wine: five fluid ounces (148 milliliters)
  3. 80 proof distilled spirits: 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters)
  4. Pros and cons of moderate alcohol consumption

Alcohol use in moderation might have some positive effects on health, including:

  1. Lowering the chance that you'll get heart disease and die from it
  2. Reducing the possibility of having an ischemic stroke (when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow)
  3. Lowering your risk of developing diabetes, perhaps

But there are significantly higher health advantages to eating well and exercising, which have also been the subjects of more in-depth research.

Remember that even occasional, moderate drinking carries some danger. For instance, even light drinkers (those who don't consume more than one drink per day) are at a slightly elevated risk of developing certain malignancies, like esophageal cancer. A bad idea is also never to drive after drinking.

Risks associated with excessive consumption of alcohol

Heavy drinking, particularly binge drinking, offers no health advantages while moderate alcohol consumption may provide some benefits.

For women and men over the age of 65, heavy or high-risk drinking is defined as having more than three drinks on any given day or more than seven drinks per week; for men 65 and younger, it is defined as having more than four drinks per day or more than 14 drinks per week.

For women, binge drinking is described as four or more drinks within two hours, whereas for men, it's five or more.

Your risk of developing major health issues, such as:

  1. Several malignancies, including liver, mouth, throat, and esophagus tumors as well as breast cancer
  2. Pancreatitis
  3. Sudden death if cardiovascular disease is present
  4. Alcohol-related heart muscle injury, which results in heart failure
  5. Stroke
  6. Excessive blood pressure
  7.  Liver disorder
  8. Suicide
  9. Accidently causing major harm or death
  10. An unborn child's difficulties include brain damage.
  11. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol

When to abstain from alcohol

Alcohol's hazards can occasionally outweigh its potential health advantages. Consult your doctor before drinking, for instance, if:

  1. You're attempting to get pregnant or are currently pregnant.
  2. You have a history of alcoholism in your family or you have been diagnosed with alcoholism or alcohol addiction.
  3. You suffered a hemorrhagic stroke (when a blood vessel in your brain leaks or ruptures)
  4. You suffer from liver or pancreatic illness.
  5. You either have heart failure or have been told you have a heart condition
  6. You take prescriptions including drugs that may interact with alcohol.

Choosing whether or not to drink

Because there may be health advantages to not drinking alcohol, don't start. However, if you consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol and are in good health, you can probably keep doing so as long as you drink sensibly. Be sure to discuss what is best for your health and safety with your doctor.



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