Sixty seconds on . . . alcohol guidelinesBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i125 (Published 13 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i125
- Nigel Hawkes, freelance journalist
I see we’re being told to drink less
Not at all! We’re being told how much we can drink before we increase our lifetime risk of premature death by 1%.
And that’s less?
Yes. It’s now 14 units of alcohol a week for men and women, lower than the old guideline of 2-3 units a day for women and 3-4 for men.1
Isn’t wine supposed to stave off heart disease?
A much exaggerated benefit, …