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Canada’s new alcohol guidance recommends no more than two drinks per week

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The Canadian Government's health advice for alcohol use has been tightened following new research this month.
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The Canadian Government’s health advice for alcohol use has been drastically tightened following new research published this month.

The new advice recommends that Canadians have no more than two standard drinks in one week to be at a low risk of developing health conditions related to alcohol use, such as heart and liver disease, and cancer.

The report was conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, and was funded by the Canadian Government.

It found that the only way to have no risk of future health conditions was to not drink at all.

Those who drink over six standard drinks per week carried an “increasingly high risk” of heart disease or a stroke, with the chances “radically” rising with each extra drink consumed.

Previous advice

The new advice is a tightening of the previous low-risk guidelines published in 2011.

The previous advice said women could reduce their long-term health risks by drinking no more than 10 standard drinks per week, and 15 for men.

What about Australia?

The new advice is a tightening of the previous low-risk guidelines published in 2011.

The previous advice said women could reduce their long-term health risks by drinking no more than 10 standard drinks per week, and 15 for men.

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