Next Door’s US buzzkill has released radical new health advice stating that there is no such thing as “safe” drinking, urging drinkers to curb consumption as much as possible.
This eye-popping decree from the Canadian government agency on substance use and addiction encourages no alcohol consumption while allowing 1-2 standard drinks per week for those looking to avoid a range of unsavory aspects is the biggest – affecting everything from cancer to heart disease.
“Studies show that any amount or type of alcohol can benefit your health,” the authors wrote. “Alcohol consumption, even in small amounts, harms everyone, regardless of age, sex, gender, race, tolerance to alcohol or lifestyle.”
The ban on alcohol echoes a recent World Health Organization report and is a dramatic change from Canadian guidelines issued in 2011, which listed men with 15 or fewer drinks per week and women with 10 or fewer drinks per week. The risk was low, the Guardian reported.
The recommendation is also in stark contrast to current CDC guidelines, which allow for two drinks a day or less for men and one drink or less for women.
“This has nothing to do with prohibition,” Guides panelist Peter Butt told the paper. “We just want to present the evidence to the Canadian public so they can reflect on their drinking behavior and make informed decisions. It’s fundamentally based on the right to know.”
Drinkers who drank three to six drinks a week were at risk for “a variety of cancers, including breast and colon cancer,” the report said.
It warned that those who drank more than seven drinks a week had a “significantly” increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
“There are benefits to not drinking alcohol, such as better health and better sleep,” the agency said.
However, some Canadian experts would prefer to see the new recommendations put on hold.
“The research they use also ignores the enjoyment, pleasure, stress relief and collaboration associated with alcohol. Dan Malleck, a professor of health sciences at Ontario Brock University, told the Guardian that these things are not counted and called the guidelines “irresponsible.” of”.
“We’re not just machines that import and export chemicals or nutrients. We actually exist in a social space. This has major implications for our health.”