A study led by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre observed medical data from nearly half a million people and found that people who are obese and overweight worsen the liver-damaging effects of alcohol. The researchers drew upon data from the UK Biobank – a large-scale biomedical cohort study containing in-depth biological, behavioral, and health information from participants in the United Kingdom (UK). Information was examined from 465,437 people aged 40 to 69 years, with medical and health details collected over an average of 10.5 years. Lead author Dr. Elif Inan-Eroglu, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Charles Perkins Centre, said the results suggest people carrying excess weight may need to be more aware of risks around alcohol consumption. A BMI of over 25 denotes overweight, and over 30 denotes obesity.
Jun 02, 2021, 02:10PM ISTSource: ANI