Cheers! Drinking every day IS good for you, say scientists as landmark study finds a regular tipple can cut the risk of death by a FIFTH – despite health chiefs saying there’s no safe limit

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It was news greeted nationwide with a chorus of ‘I’ll drink to that!’… a scientific report last week suggesting that light-to-moderate boozing slashes the risk of an early death by a fifth.

It followed dozens of other studies that seemed to suggest drinking a moderate amount of alcohol (roughly 14 units a week for men and women) could protect you from various diseases, and even extend your life. Researchers from around the globe have linked moderate consumption to preventing the common cold, improving your sex life, and even reducing the risk of developing gallstones.

But hang on, don’t reach for another bottle just yet.

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