Numerous studies have demonstrated how alcohol negatively affects the health of your heart and brain. However, the most recent research from the University of East Anglia has revealed that frequent drinking might also cause your muscles to shrink more quickly.

According to the study, which was written up in the journal Springer Link, excessive alcohol use can harm skeletal muscle and raise the risk of premature ageing.

The researchers considered body size by taking into consideration elements like protein consumption and physical activity because larger persons had higher muscle mass. They used information from UK Biobank, a database of anonymized lifestyle and health data from 500,000 UK residents. A little over 200,000 adults between the ages of 37 and 73 took part in the study.

“The majority of the population was in its 50s and 60s. After accounting for body sizes and other variables, we discovered that heavy drinkers had less skeletal muscle than those who used less alcohol,”¬†according to Dr. Jane Skinner, a professor at Nowich Medical School.

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