21 August 2016

The booze

So the government will once again amend the drinking guidelines.  The Sunday Times reports:
Adults will be told it is fine to drink in moderation in new guidelines on alcohol intake unveiled by the govern­ment — in a slapdown of Britain’s top doctor.
The rules, to be announced soon, will set the recommended weekly limit for both men and women at 14 units, a reduction of seven for men, and explain that every drink comes with a small health risk.
However, in a move away from “nanny state” pronouncements Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, will make clear that the risks are no higher than other everyday activities such as driving a car and people should feel free to enjoy a drink.
I'm not sure than anybody still pays attention - but perhaps it's the company I keep ...

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