The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has released new guidelines and the big takeaway is, less is better.
That from the Renfrew and County District Health Unit, which is educating people about the new guidelines.
Officials say if you keep it to two drinks or less per week you’re likely to “avoid alcohol-related consequences” for yourself and others – but if you have three to six drinks per week, your risk of developing several types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer, increases.
The study also adds those who have seven or more drinks per week will see their risk of heart disease or stroke increase significantly.
One new aspect of the guidelines is the suggestion that drinking two or more alcoholic beverages in a sitting is associated with an increased risk of harm to yourself and others.
Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Gemmill says the big takeaway from the new guidelines is that “less is better.”
More on the new guidelines is available here.