But, according to new research, if you’re under 40, the amount of alcohol you can consume is a lot less than you might have thought.
We all know moderation is key to staying healthy, but researchers at the Univerity of Washington’s School of Medicine’s new study findings are very tame indeed.
The NHS recommends 14 units a week, which is around six pints for or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine for people to stay within ‘safe limits’.
The new study says the actual safe amount is 38ml shot of beer a day. We know, shocking – right! Not quite sure that will quench your thirst on a day like this.
This is for men under 40, if you’re a woman aged 39 and under, it’s great news for you. Woman can safely drink 100ml of beer a day before putting your health at risk.
Dr Emmanuela Gakidou, who is the senior author of the study and professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington, pointed out there are no benefits for young people from alcohol.
She commented: “Our message is simple – young people should not drink, but older people may benefit from drinking small amounts.
“While it may not be realistic to think young adults will abstain from drinking, we do think it’s important to communicate the latest evidence so that everyone can make informed decisions about their health.”
Interesting video on the benefits of beer:
The good news for those over 40 as a drink of alcohol starts to have its benefits fending off heart disease, strokes, and diabetes – if drank in moderation.
And as you get to 65 you can start to live as you’re allowed four drinks before there starts to be a risk to health.
You thinking the same as us? Get me to retirement! Who said growing old was all bad.