UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — New research says safe drinking advisories in many countries are far too lenient.
The study, recently published in The Lancet journal, analyzed data on over 600,000 people.
Researchers found those who drank more than 100 grams of alcohol were more likely to die early or have other health problems.
One hundred grams equals about seven standard drinks in the United States.
But safe drinking guidelines in the U.S. recommend no more than 14 standard drinks a week for men. The guidelines in Canada and the U.K. are also higher than the study’s recommendation of 100 grams or less.
Study authors say drinking up to 200 grams could cut life expectancy by six months, up to 350 grams could shave off two years and so on.
By these calculations, having just one extra glass of wine above the study’s recommendation cuts 30 minutes off your life.