Latest scientific news 01 October 2019

Moderate drinkers better self-rate their health

A J-shaped relationship between long-term moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages and self-rated health was found in the Stockholm Public Health Cohort.

Lifestyle factors and longstanding illnesses were assessed among over 30 000 individuals over a period of 12 years. Moderate drinkers showed the lowest likelihood of poor self-rated health whereas former sick quitters had the highest odds of rating their health as poorly and experiencing psychological distress.

Gemes, K. et al Alcohol consumption trajectories and self-rated health: finding from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, BMJ Open 2019:9,e028878;


For more information about this article, read the scientific abstract here.