Drinking your pain away
A new study has revealed that those who consume 'low to moderate' amounts of alcohol each week suffer less inflammation- which is a major cause of aches and pains.
Experts think that booze has a healing effect by relieving people of stress, known to be a huge driver of inflammation, and found that seven glasses of wine or pints of beer each week appeared to be the sweet spot.
However, the researchers did acknowledge that alcohol is responsible for "substantial disease" around the globe.
The study's lead author Rachel Visontay, a researcher at the University of Sydney, said: "Harmful drinking is responsible for substantial disease globally.
"However, some research suggests that, compared to abstaining, lower levels of drinking may actually be beneficial when it comes to inflammation."
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