Moderate drinking is good for health? This may be the biggest lie! You hear

"moderate drinking, healthy", this sentence has been around for many years, believes that many people have heard of, and the health mainly refers to the "moderate drinking on cardiovascular benefits".

about the roughly began in 1991. The fact magazine "60 minutes" in the United States TV programs, someone put forward the "French paradox" - the French diet, exercise and other lifestyle is not healthy, but their was not high cardiovascular risk. America's health magazine journalist Edward Dolnick pointed out that this is due to the French people's eating habits, especially often drink red wine (wine), so that they have the risk of cardiovascular disease is much lower than the americans.

according to 2011 statistics, the average French spending nearly 1.2 bottles per week [1]


1 moderate drinking really healthy?

in order to verify the "French paradox", the researchers have conducted extensive research about "alcohol and health", a total of over millions of investigation, study [2] one hundred and twenty years longer. Then the result how?

red wine "resveratrol is healthy" does not stand in the

in order to explain the red wine for cardiovascular's benefit, some scholars put forward some of the famous hypothesis. In 2003, David Sinclair of Harvard University and others found that resveratrol in red wine can prolong the life of yeast bacterium and earthworms, resveratrol is mainly found in grapes, red wine, chocolate and some berries and roots, is considered to the human body with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and anticancer, content of resveratrol in red wine in between 0.1 ~ 14.3 mg per liter. And animal experiments found that by drinking the wine to the dose of resveratrol works, people will first be wine support dead.

a lot of research in recent years about resveratrol, showed that resveratrol in coronary heart disease, cancer and longevity and diabetes have a positive effect, but good and evil people mixed up.

published in 2014 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine of a prospectie cohort study [3] for 1998 ~ 2009 Italian Chianti region (the area residents have the habit of taking all the year round red wine) of the elderly over the age of 783, 65 conducted a follow-up survey, and through the detection of urine metabolites to determine subjects daily intake of resveratrol. The results show that compared with low content of resveratrol in the crowd, intake of resveratrol more incidence of mortality and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer did not significantly reduced.

so, France's heart vascular disease incidence is low is what reason? Some researchers have proposed is with the French Mediterranean diet habit, and red wine is not closely.

therefore, resveratrol in red wine and there are many unknown place, the function of health is not enough to support the arguments as "red wine is good for health".

no matter how many, drinking will increase the risk of cancer

in 2004, Italian scholars published a meta-analysis, summarizes the published more than 30 years of drinking and tumor of 14 kinds of diseases and injuries of epidemiological investigation, related to the total number of more than 116000 people. In these studies, alcohol consumption and the relationship between cardiovascular disease found that: compared with people who do not drink, drink 20 g of alcohol a day had a lower incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) by about 20%. But it is "moderation" only reduce the incidence of disease.

in other diseases, even drink "right amount" 25 g of alcohol a day can result in significantly increased the risk of various diseases, such as oral cancer and 82% increased risk of cancer, a 39% increase in esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer increased by 43%, a 25% increase in breast cancer, a 43% increase in essential hypertension, liver cirrhosis increased 1.9 times, a 34% increase in chronic pancreatitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer has increased slightly. If drink more, then will greatly increase the risk of the disease.

the world cancer research fund (WCRF) and the American cancer research (AICR) a report on the global evidence has carried on the review of full system analysis, think that drinking is oral cancer, laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, breast, colorectal cancer (male) is one of the causes; In addition, alcohol is also regarded as liver cancer and one possible reason for the increased risk of colorectal cancer (4, 5).

east Asian people (especially Chinese) drink more easily cause cancer? This is really

on January 3, 2018 JuanI Garaycoechea et al. Study published in the journal nature, the results showed that ethanol, its metabolites acetaldehyde will cause a lot of hematopoietic stem cell mutations. Carry aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) gene defect of mice eat drink, the number of DNA mutations is four times that of the control group, which is means that the drink is indeed cause cancer, and greatly increase the risk of diseases such as anemia, stroke [6].