A woman in Ukraine tastes wine at a festival in Kiev. Worldwide, women drink an average of 0.73 units of alcohol per day, with Ukrainian women the biggest drinkers, averaging 4.2 drinks a day, the Global Burden of Disease study found. Photo: Alamy

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption, big global study finds – contradicting doctors’ advice that light drinking is safe and even good for health

Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pancreatitis and respiratory infections all more likely if you have even one alcoholic drink a day, heavyweight study concludes. ‘The widely held view of the health benefits of alcohol needs revising,’ its lead author says

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A woman in Ukraine tastes wine at a festival in Kiev. Worldwide, women drink an average of 0.73 units of alcohol per day, with Ukrainian women the biggest drinkers, averaging 4.2 drinks a day, the Global Burden of Disease study found. Photo: Alamy
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