5 responses to “New guidance on alcohol and health from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction”

  1. Timely. Well written.
    Thank you!

  2. I would like to have evidence-based, peer-reviewed references so I can learn the level of risk for men and women and by age categories.

  3. One of the problems with the guidelines are the lack of statistics re harm reduction if changing behaviour. It makes sense that we focus more on those at higher risk due to comorbidity and the young. Is there any evidence that a 55 yr old, healthy adult following the old guidelines and with no risky drinking will benefit from reducing/stopping their glass of wine or a beer each day? So, I agree with the author, this is very individual in its implications.

  4. Alcohol was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 1988, finally the lobbyist are losing the PR battle

  5. I appreciate the nonjudgmental and flexible approach discussed so that the updated guidelines do not appear as stringent and appalling to patients.

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