Australia’s New Alcohol Guidelines

This week’s expert:
Professor Kate Conigrove, Conjoint Professor; Addiction Medicine Head, Indigenous Health and Substance Use Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, Chair of the Alcohol Guidelines Working Committee

Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with Professor Kate Conigrove on the Healthed Podcast, ‘Clinical Takeaway’.

– The latest Australian Alcohol Guidelines are the first revision since 2009 and reflect new evidence on the risk of alcohol consumption both in the short- and long-term

– Previously the guidelines suggested that to avoid long-term risks adults who drink regularly, should drink no more than 2 standard drinks a day. The new guidelines recommend no more than 10 standard drinks per week, and no more than four drinks per day

– Long-term alcohol risks include the increased risk of developing common cancers such as breast and ...

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