Large meta-analysis of observational studies concludes that drinking above the recommended limit can lead to increases in all cause mortality

Health Headlines Commentary for April 16, 2018


More than 5 drinks a week could shorten lives by years, study finds


Woods AM, Kaptoge S, Butterworth AS, et al. Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies The Lancet. Published online April 13 2018


People who drink above UK alcohol guidelines ‘lose one to two years of life’