Population Health

August 27, 2018

New IHME study finds health risks for any level of alcohol consumption

Image of champagne and wine glassesA new scientific study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

This conclusion is due to the study team’s findings of clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer and cardiovascular problems.

The study, which is part of the annual Global Burden of Disease, showed that nearly three million deaths around the world were attributed to alcohol use in 2016.

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