Researchers Suggest Cut in Alcohol Consumption Level

Researchers Suggest Cut in Alcohol Consumption Level

It has been unveiled in a recent report published in the journal BMJ Open that alcohol consumption is directly or indirectly the cause of increasing number of deaths in England. Thus, a team of researchers has been claiming that current guidelines should be changed sooner as possible.

According to the team’s say, reduction in the consumption of alcohol by drinkers can ultimately reduce the number of fatalities in the nation. It is being said that following the measure, around 4,600 lives can be easily saved each year.

The team of researchers from the Oxford University had conducted a review in order to determine the optimum level ensuring public health protection. The level of 5g was noted to be most safe from health point of view.

The report has found that the current guidelines by the government suggest maximum three to four units per day for men and two to three for women. However, if the level is cut to half a unit a day for each, a beautiful scenario will come out.

"We are just giving people the best balanced information about the different health effects of alcohol consumption, so that they can make an informed decision about how much to drink", said Dr. Melanie Nichols from department of public health.

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