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Canada’s previous low-risk drinking guidelines were much more generous, allowing significantly more drinks per week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s low-risk alcohol use guidelines have been slashed to 6 drinks per week. Here’s why.

Canada’s new alcohol guidelines cut the number of drinks per week in the ‘low-risk’ category by almost half for women, and by more than half for men. Here’s how researchers came to these conclusions.
Further evidence about the harms of alcohol has accumulated over the past decade since the last guidelines were released. Syda Productions/Shtterstock

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: new draft guidelines

New draft guidelines recommend limiting alcohol consumption to no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four standard drinks on any one day.
Generally, people under 40 have reported a decrease in recent illicit drug usage since 2001, while people 40 or older have reported an increase in recent years. AAP Image/Paul Miller

Three charts on: Australia’s changing drug and alcohol habits

The proportion of population who use legal and illegal drugs has remained stable or trended down. Fewer young people are using, but the proportion of older people using drugs and alcohol has grown.
New research has found a link between drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behaviour. AdamChandler/Flickr

Schoolies risking health with alcohol and energy drink mix: report

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.

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