Australian guidelines on alcohol intake are too lax, landmark findings suggests
The threshold for risky alcohol consumption is even lower than that currently recommended in Australian guidelines, according to findings from a landmark study published in the Lancet.
Intake of more than ten standard drinks a week for men and women — about 100g of alcohol — lowers life expectancy, researchers say.
Drinking more than the cut-off is linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease and aortic aneurysm — but not myocardial infarction.
Australia’s NHMRC guidelines cite an upper limit of two standard