[PHOTO]: Why alcohol rules should be rewritten 

Ha, ha, ha ,ha…..Lol Non can be more bullish in the art of alcohol consumption…. This man certainly has class…Check his out fits out, the watch, the belt the, top, pant, een the hairdo. all shoes class…….Then the jumbo glass of beer. This will make the day of many beer drinkers in Naija.

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The Department of Health is in the middle of a major review of the alcohol consumption guidelines [file photo]

Confused by the advice about alcohol intake? Join the club. For almost 30 years we’ve been told not to drink more than 21 units of alcohol a week if you’re a man or 14 if you’re a woman – in daily amounts, men shouldn’t have more than three or four units and women no more than two or three.

But many people, if not most, are perplexed by what a unit actually is. For instance, does a large G&T you pour at home count as 1½, two or three units? Does a glass of red have the same number of units as white?

And that’s just the start. Are these limits based on sound science? What about studies that suggest moderate alcohol intake may be good for middle-aged men and post-menopausal women?

 The Department of Health is in the middle of a major review of the alcohol consumption guidelines [file photo]

The good news is that perhaps the confusion may all soon be resolved. That’s because the Department of Health is in the middle of the first major review of the alcohol consumption guidelines for 20 years, with a draft report due out for consultation later this year. Could this mean changes to the unit system?

‘We want information for the public to be clear, and the unit of alcohol was introduced in 1987 as a way of helping people to understand how much alcohol they are drinking,’ said a spokesperson for the Department of Health.

‘But we want to keep our guidance up to date, which is why our Chief Medical Officer is reviewing all the guidelines.’

Culled from Mailonline

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