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Changes to the Australian guidelines on alcohol

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a revised draft of the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol, the first revision in 10yrs.

The guidelines advise Australians on how to reduce the health risks from drinking alcohol. The NHMRC say the revised draft of the guidelines reflect the best available and most up-to-date evidence on the effects of drinking alcohol.

Key recommendations:

  • No more than 10 standard drinks per week and no more than 4 standard drinks on any one day
  • Children and young people under 18 yrs should not drink alcohol
  • Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should not drink alcohol

Public consultation on the draft guidelines is now underway until 24 February 2020. To participate visit the NHMRC public consultation portal.

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