Australian guidelines on alcohol intake are too lax, landmark findings suggests

Researchers warn that more than 100g a week cuts lives short

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.

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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

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