Risk statistics are often presented in the relative sense and forget the absolute. Both are important for a full understanding and assessment. This NYTimes article briefly presents current understanding of the risks of drinking, both the relative and the absolute. For example, those who drink 6 drinks a week are 10 times more likely to die of an alcohol related cause compared to those drinking 2 drinks a week. In an absolute sense drinking 6 a week decreases the average lifespan by 2.5 months. Personally, drinking a dram a day and living to 75.9 years vs 76.1 years on a dram a week is worth it to me. Whatever your views, please drink responsibly and don’t put others in harms way when you do. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/15/magazine/alcohol-health-risks.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

Posted by WhiskyRanked at 2024-06-16 19:04:00 UTC