Drinking a beer or two will help lower the risk of dying early. In a recent study, researchers probed a health survey data of over 333,000 American adults, following the subjects for about eight years. Their drinking habits were checked to determine if it had any influence on their health. There were also comparisons to see the difference between people who drink alcoholic drinks and those who have never treated alcohol as one of the main factors for survival.

Moderate drinking has positive benefits to one’s health.

Based on the findings of the study, light to Moderate alcohol drinkers are 20 percent less likely to die early due to any disease. Heavy drinkers, on the other hand, were 10 percent more likely to die early and had 20 percent higher chances of developing cancer. Following the result of the findings of the research, Dr. Bo Xi, the lead study author from the School of Public Health at Shandong University in China recommended that alcohol must be made part of living; consumed moderately.

Medical problems such as heart disease, liver disease, and certain cancers have long been associated with heavy drinking. In fact, earlier research studies have come up with an inconclusive idea of the survival odds related to light or moderate drinking. Several other types of research have also previously compared moderate alcoholic beverage drinkers with those who never drink the kind.

However, a more complex factor in the coverage of effects of alcohol consumption is on those who have stopped it because of either addiction or medical issues.

With the interpretation of the current findings, however, the sick quitter bias and the abstainer bias- two concerns that have affected the consistency of drinking study results for many years have been addressed.

Although research has not yet determined the exact reason for the likely beneficial health effects of moderate drinking, Dr. Eugene Yang of the University of Washington School of Medicine has got one theory popularized.

He believes that it could improve the blood vessels by reducing the chance of blood clots and inflammation, ABC reported.

W.H.O. is standing by their no to alcohol intake campaign.

The World Health Organization links alcohol consumption with cancer. Therefore, the organization recommends against the consumption of it basing on the figures of 3.3 million deaths in 2012 or about 5.9 percent of global deaths. However, researchers are hoping that WHO will still look into the effects of moderate alcohol drinking to a person’s health, specifically the cardiovascular health.

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