3Side Effects of Alcohol May Not Be Evenly Distributed Across All Ages
In a recent study, which analyzed the effect of alcohol consumption on different age groups, researchers have come to the conclusion that over-50- year-olds encounter less harmful side effects.
Binge drinking is associated with several health complications, including liver disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, cancer (including breast cancer in women) as well as nervous system damage. On the other hand, moderate drinking may confer several health advantages.
A number of studies show that light to moderate alcohol consumption may prevent all-cause mortality, along with death linked to cardiovascular disease.
While these findings are well known to researchers, the jury is still out on the impact of alcohol consumption. However, a new study, carried out by Timothy Naimi, of the Boston medical center in Massachusetts, and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, came to further fuel the already fierce controversy.