Can drinking 45ml of spirit (40%) per day affect your health?
A drink or two a day is quite fine to drink providing there is no history of proven alcohol dependency or some other underlining medical problem such as diabetes.
A drink or two per day is not a habit, but could become habit forming if it becomes a daily necessity by which an individual can not live without.
In France, it is quite normal and even customary to serve wine at mealtime. I doubt it would be bad for one's health, since governments would be on this very quickly. While living in France, the families I know had one or two glasses of wine with their meals with no ill effects. Some were even in the medical profession!
People have different opinions on how many drinks one may safely have per day. Even then there may be some risk.
How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?
According to extensive research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), less than 2 percent of drinkers who fall within the following guidelines ever develop alcohol use disorders.
Men: Four or Fewer Drinks Per Day
For men, low-risk alcohol consumption is considered drinking four or fewer standard drinks on any single day and less than 14 drinks during in a given week. According to the NIAAA, to remain low-risk, both the daily and weekly guidelines must be met.
In other words, if you are a man and you drink only four standard drinks per day, but you drink four every day, you are drinking 28 drinks per week. That is twice the recommended level for low-risk alcohol consumption. Likewise, drinking four drinks a day four times a week would also exceed the guidelines.
Women: Three or Fewer Drinks Per Day
Research has shown that women develop alcohol problems at lower levels of consumption than men. Therefore, the guidelines for low-risk drinking are lower for women. The NIAAA guidelines are three or fewer standard drinks a day and no more than seven drinks per week.
Again, both the daily and weekly standards must be met to remain in the low-risk category. If you drink only two drinks a day but drink them every day, that is 14 drinks a week, or twice the recommended amount for low-risk consumption.
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Drinking should always be done in moderation. Alcoholic drinks drank in such conditions would not impair one's health or brain. That say one who is has very little body weight should be aware that having a drink could make them legally drunk more quickly. This could possibly hamper one's skills while impaired.
Experts believe that drinking does not actually lead to brain cell death. In fact, researchers have found that moderate drinking can have a number of health benefits, including improved cognitive abilities and lowered cholesterol levels.
One study that involved comparing the number of neurons found in the brains of alcoholics and non-alcoholics found that there was no difference in neocortical neurons between the two groups.
Even heavy binge drinking and long-term alcohol abuse don't actually result in the death of brain cells. Instead, alcohol damages the dendrites located in the cerebellum and reduces the communication between neurons. Researchers discovered that alcohol use not only disrupts communication between neurons; it can also alter their structure. One thing it does not do, they found, is kill off cells.
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