Many must be thinking that two pegs a day is healthy. There have been lots of reports and arguments about the limited drinking. But, a recent study shows that two pegs may be too much.
New draft guidelines from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council says that alcohol consumption per day should not be more than than 1.4 drinks per day.
This means that adults should consume less than 10 “standard” alcohol drinks per week to avoid harmful effects on health. If a person drinks only once a week, maximum allowed number of drinks is four, according to the guidelines.
The guidelines were formed based on a study spanned over three years. The experts pointed out that drinking less than 10 pegs per week could reduce the risk of dying, injury or disease related to alcohol consumption.
The United States dietary guidelines recommend not more than one drink per day for females and not more than two drinks per day for males. The United Kingdom guidelines also recommend that both men and women should not consume more than 14 drinks per week.
“Drinking above this level increases this risk while drinking less frequently and drinking less on each occasion reduces this lifetime risk of alcohol-related harm,” the new guidelines stated.
The health records reveal that there are over 4,000 deaths per year in Australia that are directly or indirectly associated with alcohol consumption. In the year 2016 and 2017, there have been over 70,000 hospitalizations associated with alcohol consumption say experts.