That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

A very sad new study suggests that wine a day isn't good for your health

October 10, 2018
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I could have sworn we just read a study that found a glass or two of wine is actually good for your health. Well, now "they" have changed their minds again. Sigh.

New research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner.

According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent more likely to suffer a premature death.

“It used to seem like having one or two drinks per day was no big deal, and there even have been some studies suggesting it can improve health,” notes first author Dr. Sarah M. Hartz, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the university, in a release. “But now we know that even the lightest daily drinkers have an increased mortality risk.”

Hartz says that while earlier research has claimed moderate drinking can reduce one’s risk of heart disease, the benefit is overshadowed by the other damaging effects of alcohol. She points to the elevated risk of developing cancer from daily drinking, which of course, can shorten a person’s lifespan.

Simply put, unless your physician tells you otherwise, Hartz says it’s unwise for anyone to justify a trip to the wine store with health benefits.

“Overall, I do think people should no longer consider a glass of wine a day to somehow be healthy,” she concludes.

Okay but what if I WALK to the wine store? Wouldn't that count as a healthy move? Asking for a friend, lol! ~grace