Alcohol guidelines in many countries may not be safe

The recommended alcohol limit in Italy and Spain is almost 50 per cent higher than in the UK

The study, which was on Friday, was based on the health data of almost 600 thousand alcohol drinkers from 19 countries. But for those who do, the US Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines recommend women limit their consumption to no more than one drink per day (98 grams per week) and men to two daily drinks (196 grams per week). "The paper estimates a 40-year-old drinking four units a day above the guidelines has roughly two years lower life expectancy, which is around a 20th of their remaining life".

Alarmingly, those who exceed 350g of alcohol every week, will reduce life expectancy by as much as four to five years.

The Australian guidelines published in 2009 are nearly a decade old and recommend "healthy men and women" drink no more than two standard drinks on any day to reduce the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury. The CDC says more than 38 million American adults admit to binge-drinking once a week and guzzle an average of eight drinks per spree. In Britain, that's about six pints of beer a week.

The large size and design of this study make its findings more reliable and applicable to high-income countries around the world.

United Kingdom guidelines were changed in 2016 to 14 units every week for men and women, lower than the limits in Italy, Portugal and Spain.

But she added: "This doesn't mean we should rest on our laurels, many people in the United Kingdom regularly drink over what's recommended".

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Dr. Angela Wood of Cambridge University led the research. The report, produced in part by Tim Naimi, an associate professor of medicine who studies public health and alcohol at the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, said the USA has kept taxes on alcohol low and poorly enforces laws governing alcohol consumption.

Several Australian studies were part of this collaboration, contributing to the research and making the findings relevant to Australians. Those in the study who drank a lot more than that had significantly higher risks of dying from any cause, including heart disease, but even going from one daily drink to two raised heart disease and mortality risks significantly. However, risk of non-fatal heart attacks dipped with more alcohol. They stress that the lower risk of non-fatal heart attack must be considered in the context of the increased risk of several other serious and often fatal cardiovascular diseases.

Moderate alcohol consumption also poses health risks, according to a new worldwide study.

The research, which included Australian authors and data, found that drinking more than this lowered people's life expectancy at age 40 by between six months and five years. Alcohol drinking is linked to strokes, heart failure, and fatal aneurysm.

Estimated future years of life lost by extent of reported baseline alcohol consumption compared with those who reported consuming 0-≤100 g per week. The Cambridge study tried to assess how useful such guidelines really are based on the science behind them, and where the true bright line might be when it comes to figuring out relatively safe drinking limits. During the following weeks volunteers each week used from 100 ml of alcohol.

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