The World Heart Federation would like us all to stop with the alcohol, please.
The Swiss NGO has no idea where the idea of moderate wine being good for your heart came from. In fact, there IS no moderation when it comes to alcohol. “The evidence is clear: any level of alcohol consumption can lead to loss of healthy life,” the organization said in a policy brief.
According to the brief, “In 2019, more than 2.4 million people died because of alcohol, accounting for 4.3% of all deaths globally and 12.6% of deaths in men aged 15 to 49.”
The cardiovascular disease risks of alcohol are plentiful, including coronary disease, stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and aneurysm. Yeesh. And most of us over 21 (and some under) can get it whenever and wherever we want.
So, we can all legally kill ourselves slowly with alcohol (which I (Amanda) will continue to do), but marijuana–which really CAN help our bodies, potentially even with Covid–must stay heavily regulated for most of us because… why?