Should this be Australia's new alcohol guidelines?

Experts argue we've been lulled into a false sense of security

Alcohol consumption should be limited to fewer than 10 standard drinks a week to lower the risk of premature death, new research suggests.

Wine and beer

This is significantly less than the two-a-day intake currently recommended under the national alcohol consumption guidelines.

A landmark study, published in the Lancet, has found that drinking more than 100g of alcohol a week — around five 175mL glasses of wine or pints of beer — lowers people's life expectancy at age 40 by between six months and five years.

The more people drink,