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Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits

Large study casts doubt on the health benefits of alcohol. It might be necessary to cut alcohol completely to lower risk of heart disease, Science Nordic reports.

Scientists advise that everyone should lower their alcohol intake to zero, if they want to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. This also applies to moderate drinkers.

“I was surprised. I actually thought that a glass of wine a day somehow had beneficial effects. But I don’t think that anymore,” says Lasse Folkersen, a postdoc with the Institute for Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark.

Folkersen is one of many the scientists involved with a large study, which analysed the alcohol habits, genes, and disease history of 261,991 Europeans.

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