Your Weight And Alcohol
If you’re overweight or obese, drinking alcohol poses a much more serious risk to your health than it would if your weight were within the recommended range. This finding comes from Australia’s University of Sydney where researchers looked at data on nearly half a million people between the ages of 40 and 69 collected over an average of 10.5 years. They found that overweight or obese drinkers who drank within (or above) alcohol guidelines had more than a 50 percent higher risk of developing liver disease compared to normal weight people who drank the same quantity of alcohol. The study was the largest of its kind to date investigating the effects of weight and alcohol use on liver health.
Emmanuel Stamatakis et al. “Joint associations of adiposity and alcohol consumption with liver disease-related morbidity and mortality risk: findings from the UK Biobank.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41430-021-00923-4
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