Gates Funded Study: Alcohol Has Zero Benefits For Young Adults
A new study reveals that people under the age of 40 put their health at danger if they consume more than two teaspoons of wine or two and a half tablespoons of beer every day, as reported by Chloe Taylor for the UK's Daily Express.
Photo Insert: A typical drink was defined as 3.4 ounces of red wine or 12 ounces of lager.
The analysis, which was conducted as part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in The Lancet on Thursday.
For young adults between the ages of 15 and 39, there were no health advantages linked with alcohol consumption, just dangers. According to the statistics, in 2020, this age group comprised about 60 percent of the global population who consumed dangerous levels of alcohol.
For persons between the ages of 15 and 39, the suggested amount of alcohol that may be consumed without endangering health was "a little more than one-tenth of a standard drink."
A typical drink was defined as 3.4 ounces of red wine or 12 ounces of lager.
According to this criteria, the study's findings showed that under-40s should not consume more than two teaspoons of red wine or two and a half tablespoons of beer.
The breadth of the GBD study is immense. It has been underway since 1990 and utilizes data from 204 countries and territories. The Lancet describes it as "the most comprehensive effort to date to understand the changing health challenges around the world."
However, the young-adult perspective is not the complete tale. While the study cautioned that drinking was solely associated with health hazards for younger generations, the GBD research team discovered that for persons over the age of 40 with no underlying health issues, taking a modest amount of alcohol daily may bring some health benefits.
These advantages included a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. The authors of the study cited between one and two 3.4-ounce glasses of red wine as an example of "a small amount" of alcohol.