A Little Alcohol Won’t Kill You—the Average Man Can Handle Three Drinks a Day, Women Might Want to Stop at Two

From a Wall Street Journal story by Julie Wernau headlined “A Little Alcohol Won’t Kill You or Make You Stronger”:

First, the good news: A nip of alcohol here and there probably won’t kill you. But it won’t help you live longer either.

For a study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers set out to make sense of years of conflicting evidence on alcohol’s effect on health. Some research suggested that drinking alcohol improves life expectancy. Other studies had demonstrated poorer health outcomes at any level of drinking.