The Foam Flecked Right’s Alternative Guideline on Drink

The UK’s recommended limit for men is now one of the lowest among countries that issue guidance for an appropriate intake of beer, wine and spirits and makes it one of only a handful of countries to issue identical advice for both sexes.

The 14-unit figure is based at a level expected to cause an overall lifetime risk of death due to alcohol of approximately 1%, according to the independent advisory group which formulated it. However, it cautioned that “there is little evidence regarding the impact of any guidelines in changing health behaviours”.

The Guardian

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1 Comment on The Foam Flecked Right’s Alternative Guideline on Drink

  1. ‘The 14-unit figure is based at a level expected to cause an overall lifetime risk of death due to alcohol of approximately 1%, ‘ The overall lifetime risk of dying is 100%. I hope to have some small pleasure in my life before the inevitable. This nonsense isn’t, ultimately, about people’s health, it is about regulating and bossing about for its own sake and from an attitude of disapproving of people simply being themselves and enjoying themselves. The old puritan view of disapproving of bearbaiting because of the audiences enjoyment rather than because of the bears pain.