Moderate Drinking Is Not Healthy

Source: Kate Kelland, "Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy," Reuters, 4 April 2019.

"Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study."

"The research, ... , found that people who drink moderately - consuming 10 to 20 grams of alcohol a day - raise their risk of stroke by 10 to 15 percent."

"'The key message here is that, at least for stroke, there is no protective effect of moderate drinking,' said Zhengming Chen, a professor at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Population Health who co-led the research. 'The genetic evidence shows the protective effect is not real.'"

"For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles--when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries" (I Peter 4:3).

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