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New draft guidelines suggest 10 alcoholic drinks a week at a maximum

The guidelines around drinking alcohol are being updated.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has put up new recommendations for public discussion — they say people should be drinking no more than 10 standard drinks a week, or four standard drinks on any one day, to minimise risk of disease.

Curtin University’s Professor Tanya Chikritzhs admitted to Gareth Parker they are a little “wowserish.”

“The point of these guidelines is really not to tell people at all how to drink, they are really there as an evidence-informed guideline and its up to individuals whether they want to change their drinking patterns or how much they drink or not.”

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