HPA warns over alcohol, especially binge drinking

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 21, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

There might be as many as 1 million adults who occasionally binge drink in Taiwan, the

A man pours a glass of beer at the New Taipei City Beer Festival at Fisherman’s Wharf in Tamsui District on Sept. 23 last year.
Warning: Excessive consumption of alcohol can damage your health
Photo: Chen Hsin-yu, Taipei Times

Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said in a survey yesterday, adding that alcohol should be avoided generally.

People should not be misled by claims that drinking in moderation does no harm to the body or that drinking wine in moderation is good for the heart, it said.

While many people still believe that wine in moderation is beneficial for cardiovascular health, newer studies, including one published in The Lancet in August last year, suggested that alcohol use was the seventh-leading risk factor for deaths and disability-adjusted life-years in 2016, and that the overall risk of drinking alcohol outweighs any known benefits, the HPA said.

The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health published last year showed that more than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, the HPA said.   [FULL  STORY]

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