The long awaited reduction in “safe drinking” guidelines in UK is finally here. This is the first revision in many years and is the result of extensive research. The link between heavy alcohol consumption and cancer has now been proven. South Africa still has 21 units as the recommended weekly allowance for men – will they slash that to 14 in line with UK?
Men have been advised to drink no more than seven pints of beer a week – the same as the maximum limit for women – in the first new drinking guidelines to be released by the UK’s chief medical officers for 20 years.
They also advise there is no safe level of drinking for either sex, and issued a stark warning that any amount of alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing a range of cancers, particularly breast cancer.
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