Do you think its to dangerous drinking in different countries other than the USA?

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  1. gpseymour

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    You're going to blame someone else for using the word you brought up?
     
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    im not blaming him for anything, I'm teasing him for not knowing that water isn't poisonous, I'm sure his isn't to blame for that, possibly the school system, but then it probably should have occurred to him humans are largely made up of water, so maybe he is to blame?
     
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    I was avoiding posting here after my initial post, but wanted to add one thing. Driniing alcohol to the point that its deadly is called alcohol poisoning. In laymans terms, theres too much alcohol in your body for your body to be able to process/handle.

    Doing the same with water is called overhydration, or water intoxication, and really just means that you diluted your sodium too much with water, not an issue of the water itself. AFAIK no one refers to it as water poisoning

    Take from that what you will.
     
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    So if it is a horrible poison as you say why do people in Europe who drink more then we do in the United States live longer? Better diet probably part of it but then that means I can simply cancel out any negative effects with a good diet
     
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    there a lot more things that can kill you than alcohol.
    but, Moldova, drinks far more than the USA and has a far lower life expectancy, the czech republic drinks slightly more than the USA and has a slightly lower life expectancy, so clearly you don't mean Europe rather a few counties in Europe, the difference is more likely caused by the provision of mostly free health and social care in most European countries people just don't die ofbeing to poor pay medical care bills i most of europe

    the issue of course isn't just life expectancy its quality of life during that expectancy, very few heavy drinker can be considered healthy, only really the younger end where it hasn't taken effect yet,
     
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    Thats horrible logic. First, just because a country does one thing more than another doesn't mean that is the cause of their life expectancy. That would be like saying the reason for the difference is the popuparity of ketchup.

    For fun, i decided to compare drinking per capita and life expectancy. Life expectancy =LE, drinks per capita =DC

    #1 for Le was Japan, they're #71 on DC

    #2 for LE was Switzerland, they're #34 DC

    #3 for LE was Singapore, they're #152 DC

    #1 for DC was Belarus, they're #98 LE

    #2 for DC was Moldova, they're #99 LE

    #3 for DC was lithuania, they're #103 LE.

    Not really seeing the relationship there.
     
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    I didn't mean all of Europe as a whole. I wasant thinking of Russia where the men chug Vodka all day. I was thinking more of Italy and France. But I guess the higher life expectancy may come to the type of alcohol they drink as well. More wine as opposed to other types of alcohol.
     
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    If you ignore the higher drinking countries to prove that more drinking=better life expectancy, that is horrible science.

    For what it's worth, while france is fairly high up there at # 18 for drinks per capita, italy is lower than the US (#48), at #87 in the rankings.
     
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    you letting your .American geography get in the way, Russia isn't in Europe, at least not very much of it, moldova and the czech re public both ar completely

    there only one type of alcohol that is drunk, just in different types of drink, there's a think that some of the other things in wines, particularly red wine have a health benifit, but it would be even healthier if they left the alcohol out or just eat the grapes
     
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    Alcohol (ethanol that is in beverages) dissolves lipids, and also dissolves arterial plaque. Drinking alcohol in moderation can act as a cleanser for your circulatory system. That hasn’t been outright proven, but it’s pretty logical.

    So alcohol is good for you.

    Binge drinking has the opposite effect - hardening and narrowing the arteries.

    So alcohol is bad for you.

    This link provides information from a study of alcohol dosage in mice and it’s effect on the arteries. Interestingly, 2 drinks a day (14 per week) was good for them, but 7 dink’s a day for 2 days a week (14 drinks) was bad for them. Pace yourself :)

    Study Links Drinking Pattern to Alcohol’s Effect on Heart Health
     
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    There have been some recent studies (last 2 years-ish) that have been suggesting any amount of alcohol is bad for you. I haven't looked as much into it as I probably should, as IMO even if it is bad for you it's probably not killing you to have a few drinks a week. Also, my tendency with these sorts of issues where studies contradict each other with health, is that both studies were probably biased in some way, in their initial design, or random chance is more of a factor than the actual variable in question.

    For your reading pleasure: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31310-2/fulltext
     
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    well here an comprehensive study that says any amount of alcohol is ad for you, but more is worse
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31310-2/fulltext
     
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    you beats me, one is indeed biased; towards mice and one biased towards humans, got a feeling we should ignore the mice one
     
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    The mice study has a distinct advantage: it’s far more controlled and therefore less variation. They could all be fed the same diet, same amount of exercise, same age, etc. Hell, they could all be clones.

    But it’s got a definite disadvantage: they’re mice, not humans.
     
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    As with many things, it seems to depend what you look at in the study. It appears almost any amount of alcohol increases cancer risk marginally. But there are beneficial effects found in other studies. I'm hoping soon someone will do a meta-study, to pull all this data together.
     
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    that's what he and I have posted above , a 592 studies meta data study,
     
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    That study doesn't actually restrict to the direct effect of alcohol, though. The top 3 attributed causes are self-harm, tuberculosis, and vehicle injury. Of those, the tuberculosis is the only one we could reasonably attribute to a poisonous effect (direct effect on the body over time), rather than on cognitive and emotional impairment. I'd have to dig deeper into the text to see if they had enough information to suss out the direct bodily effect on LE.
     

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