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Study: Drinking too much alcohol cuts life expectancy

UK researchers found that each pint of beer or glass of wine over the recommended limit of five per week was associated with a half-hour reduction in the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old, as well as an increased risk of death, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and stroke. The findings in The Lancet, based on 83 studies involving almost 600,000 drinkers from 19 countries, showed that there is a greater reduction in life expectancy as the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed increases.

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