Date PostedJuly 7, 2018

Experts Want Review of Alcohol Guidelines

Academics from the University of Queensland who are involved in a global alcohol consumption study want the thresholds for safer alcohol use lowered in Australia from 140 grams per week to 100 grams per week.

The researchers say reducing alcohol consumption could lower the risk of stroke, coronary disease, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and fatal levels of high blood pressure, while increasing the life expectancy of middle-aged drinkers.

The National Health and Medical Research Council is reviewing for revision the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol 2009. Find out more https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2018/04/experts-urge-review-of-alcohol-consumption-guidelines

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