What do the new alcohol guidelines mean?

11/01/16 . News

The recommended maximum alcohol intake for men has been reduced by a third in new official guidelines. What does it all mean?

In the Chief Medical Officers' latest guidance, men are advised to drink no more than 14 unit of alcohol a week – down from 21 units in the old guidance. There are other suggestions too. Confused? If the media and social media is any guide, many people are.

You need the New Alcohol Guidelines FAQs from the Men's Health Forum.

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