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Drinking thrice a week is safer: Study

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ANI  |  Washington [United States] 

To drink or not to drink, that's the question. A latest study has added one more conclusion to the ever-confusing question about whether to drink regularly and how much should one limit the amount.

According to a study, conducted by Washington University School of Medicine researchers, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, while ascertaining the exact overall impact of low-level alcohol use on health is complex, limiting it to three times a week may be safer.

The study, which aims to evaluate the association between low-level drinking and mortality, found that the minimum risk of low-level drinking for all-cause mortality is approximately three occasions in a week, limited to 1 to 2 drinks per occasion.

Those who drink 4 to 7 times weekly have a higher hazard ratio of all-cause mortality. Even as there are other studies claiming the health benefits of alcohol, the researchers conclude that daily drinking, even at low levels, is detrimental to one's health.

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First Published: Sat, October 06 2018. 17:35 IST