Spoil­er: this drink shame­less­ly steals your youth. Here are four rea­sons to skip your sec­ond drink.

the harm of wine


Red wine may be the health­i­est alco­holic bev­er­age of all alco­holic bev­er­ages. But this does not mean at all that you can con­sume it uncon­trol­lably. This has impli­ca­tions that are worth talk­ing about.

At the end of 2020, a study was con­duct­ed that drink­ing red wine and cheese improves cog­ni­tive func­tion. But it is worth slow­ing down a lit­tle in this mat­ter, and not rush­ing to con­sume this set of prod­ucts. Drink­ing too much wine can lead to adverse health com­pli­ca­tions, even fatal com­pli­ca­tions.

Here are four rea­sons why you should­n’t drink more than one glass of wine.

1. May Increase Your Risk of Stroke

When it comes to drink­ing alco­hol, don’t for­get that drink­ing it can put you at risk for a stroke. Wine is no excep­tion.

In 2019, a genet­ic study was pub­lished that refut­ed the claim that mod­er­ate alco­hol con­sump­tion (1–2 drinks per day) can pro­tect against stroke. The study involved 160,000 adults.

The results showed that men who drink 4 serv­ings of alco­holic bev­er­ages per day receive an increase in the risk of stroke by 38% on aver­age. The effect of alco­hol on women could not be iden­ti­fied, as few of them drank alco­hol.

Stroke risk increas­es with age, so con­sid­er lim­it­ing your wine intake to a few glass­es a week to reduce your risk.

who can't drink wine


2. Increases the risk of pancreatitis

Based on the data, exces­sive alco­hol con­sump­tion is asso­ci­at­ed with pan­cre­ati­tis — inflam­ma­tion of the pan­creas. Not only is it very painful and unpleas­ant, but it can also lead to death if left untreat­ed and con­tin­ues to aggra­vate.

Chron­ic alco­hol use for a long time can lead to acute pan­cre­ati­tis. This is a painful attack that devel­ops quick­ly and can last for sev­er­al days.

Stud­ies also show that 1 in 3 cas­es of acute pan­cre­ati­tis in the US is caused by alco­hol. If this con­di­tion recurs, it can progress to chron­ic pan­cre­ati­tis.

There­fore, it is worth lim­it­ing the con­sump­tion of wine so that the pan­creas does not suf­fer so much.

3. Increases the risk of cirrhosis of the liver

Drink­ing too much wine can cause seri­ous dam­age to the liv­er over time. Espe­cial­ly if you drink wine every day. For exam­ple, this study found that mid­dle-aged women who drank sev­en or more drinks each week were at a high­er risk of devel­op­ing cir­rho­sis of the liv­er (scar­ring in the lat­er stages).

Cir­rho­sis of the liv­er is often caused by many forms of liv­er dis­ease and even con­di­tions such as chron­ic alco­holism. If left unman­aged, it can lead to var­i­ous health com­pli­ca­tions, includ­ing liv­er can­cer and bone dis­ease, so don’t be so gen­er­ous with your pour!

benefits and harms of wine


4. Reduces your lifespan by 2 years

Of the near­ly 600,000 adults who report­ed alco­hol use, none of whom had a his­to­ry of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, 40,000 deaths occurred, accord­ing to this study.

Sci­en­tists have doc­u­ment­ed that there is a link between alco­hol con­sump­tion. More pre­cise­ly — the lev­el of its con­sump­tion. Peo­ple who had a low risk of death con­sumed only 100 grams of wine per week.

Drink­ing 10 to 15 alco­holic drinks a week (1–2 drinks a day) can short­en a per­son­’s life by 1–2 years!