Consuming more than two standard alcoholic drinks per week is associated with an increased risk of heart and liver disease, stroke or cancer.As warned this Tuesday Canadian Center on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in a statement.
According to the new Canadian guide released by the government agency on alcohol and health, Three to six standard drinks a week pose a moderate risk to health. Health
afterwards, The more you drink, the more you increase your risk of seven types of cancer, most types of heart disease, liver disease and violence.
The bottom line is that when it comes to alcohol and your health, less is better.
Replacing the low-risk alcohol consumption guidelines (2011), The new guide helps people make informed decisions about their health.
The advice is a sharp drop from the previous recommendation, which allowed a maximum of 10 drinks a week for women and 15 for men.
To help clarify the risks, the new guideline lists the risk associated with alcohol use, allowing people to decide for themselves where they feel comfortable on that continuum.
The report states that:
- 1-2 standard drinks is per week low risk.
- 3-6 standard drinks is per week Medium risk.
- 7 or more standard drinks is per week increasingly high risk.
- It doesn’t matter where you are on that continuum of alcohol consumption: For your health, less is better.
- if you are going to drink Do not have more than two drinks in a day.
- There is no known safe amount of alcohol when you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
The definition of a standard drink in Canada is equivalent to a bottle of beer, glass of wine, glass of wine or bottle of cider.
“People have a right to know this information. The concept of continuity of risk puts the power to make their own informed decisions in the hands of people”Told Alexander CorderellaCCSA Executive Director.
Cordarella, who is also a family physician specializing in substance abuse, continued: “The evidence is clear that every drink counts. It is also clear that it is never too late to make changes. Any reduction in alcohol consumption can be beneficial. Health professionals can now better determine an individual’s risk and collaborate to improve the health of their patients.”
Canadian Cancer Society Executive Director, Andrea SealConcurring, he said: “Canadians should be aware that alcohol consumption is associated with serious health risks, including an increased risk of several types of cancer. Many Canadians are unaware that alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and most do not realize they are drinking dangerous amounts, This guideline is very important because it makes clear that the less alcohol you drink, the lower your risk of cancer.”
The two-year research project led by CCSA saw approx. 6,000 review studies Peer-reviewed and comprised of an expert panel of 23 scientists representing 16 organizations. The guide incorporates findings from focus groups and three consultations with the public and stakeholders. The most recent public consultation received nearly 1,000 survey submissions, all of which were diligently vetted to ensure the guide is clear and practical for those who use it, including practitioners, counsellors, community activists, policy makers and the public Are included.