Thank you for contacting me about the new alcohol guidelines.
I believe that it is important to ensure that guidelines on alcohol consumption are founded on the best science to help people at all stages of life and allow people to make informed choices about their drinking. I’m also aware that different national governments have different guidelines and this causes some confusion
At the request of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), a group of experts was asked to evaluate evidence about the levels and types of health harm that alcohol can cause. They have produced some recommendations about how health risks can be limited from drinking alcohol.
The UK CMOs considered and accepted the advice of the expert group and have recently held a public consultation on the following three recommendations: a weekly guideline on regular drinking, advice on single episodes of drinking, a guideline on pregnancy and drinking. The consultation closed in April 2016 and the Government will publish a response in due course...
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