Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication - University of Cambridge

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Member of the advisory committee of SMC Spain and expert in risk communication at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge

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A study published today in The Lancet claims that there are no benefits to alcohol consumption for young people between the ages of 15 and 39. However, the authors claim that in adults over the age of 40 consuming a small amount may confer some health benefits.


Communicating outbreaks of infectious diseases is not easy, especially when they affect population groups that may face discrimination. Cases of monkeypox among men who have sex with men remind us of the importance of reporting without stigma.

Los expertos insisten en que la mejor recomendación es el consumo cero de alcohol. / Pixabay

"The level of alcohol consumption that does not harm health is zero," says a review of dozens of studies conducted in recent years on the effect of light drinking. The 20 or so authors of the paper, and other experts, insist that "alcohol is carcinogenic from the first drink". In their view, this message should be conveyed more clearly to the public.