Committee Calls for Review of Drinking Guidelines
A recent report, which was compiled by the Science and Technology Committee, has highlighted that abstaining two days of drinking from a week is good for health. The report has also highlighted that people are unaware as to how much of quantity of alcohol they should consume.
Therefore, it has been proposed that labeling over the bottles of alcohol should be introduced which would make people aware of limiting their drinking habits interestingly. In previous studies, it was found that moderate drinking has positive outcomes on the health of a person.
Therefore, the Government is now planning to review its drinking guidelines. According to current drinking guidelines, men should drink only three to four units of alcohol a day and women should have two to three units of alcohol daily. It is believed that if a review of drinking guidelines is introduced then the guidelines would be made more generous.
Although previous studies have pointed out that moderate drinking is good for health, the committee members have doubt over the findings. However, it is being recommended that people should not drink at least two days in a week.
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, of Royal College of Physicians, said, "Safe alcohol limits must also take into account frequency. There is an increased risk of liver disease for those who drink daily or near-daily compared with those who drink periodically or intermittently".
Moreover, it is believed that awareness regarding controlled drinking should also be imparted to people in such a way that they don't feel as if they are being lectured. However, at the same time it is also crucial for authorities to timely review the guidelines on alcohol consumption.
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