A few years ago, the consensus in the scientific community was that small amounts of alcohol provided health benefits. This conclusion was largely based on studies showing life expectancy increased with low alcohol intake. However, recent analysis discovered a significant flaw in the underlying research: people who quit drinking due to poor health were lumped into the "non-drinker" category. When you include this group (nicknamed "sick quitters") into the "drinker" category, the health benefits of alcohol disappear. In fact, researchers found there is no level of alcohol consumption without a measurable negative impact on health1.
back to topContinue reading