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Tuesday 30 August 2016 loc: GB

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No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government

The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Government advice on drinking ‘at odds with common sense’

CAMRA has called on the UK government to hold a public consultation on drinking guidelines after the recommended weekly allowance for men was dropped by seven units to the same level as women.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Dolcetto championed as low histamine grape variety

An Italian wine consultant has produced a range of low histamine wines that cater to the the 4% of the world’s population thought to be intolerant to the naturally occurring organic compound.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 3 Comments »

Six gin and tonics a day secret to long life

A centenarian who drinks 52 bottles of gin in a year has credited her love of the tipple as the key to her long life.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Scientists prove that alcohol makes you happy

A group of British scientists have completed a study that proves what most of us have known for a long time – that alcohol can make you happy.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotland’s alcohol consumption on the rise

Alcohol sales in Scotland increased 2015, bucking a downward trend in consumption in the UK, with off-trade sales at their highest in over 20 years.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 No Comments »

GPs disagree with revised UK alcohol guidelines

The majority of UK GPs disagree with the UK chief medical officer that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption”, according to an independent survey.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 No Comments »

‘16 pints a week’ average for middle-aged men

The average alcohol intake for middle-aged men in the UK is equivalent to 16 pints of beer, according to new research.

Friday, May 13th, 2016 1 Comment »

Beer a day could keep heart attacks at bay

A pint of beer a day could help protect against heart attacks, reducing the risk by 25%, according to research by a group of Italian scientists.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Brain circuit that controls binge drinking identified

US researchers have identified a circuit in the brain that they claim could be manipulated in order to control the urge to binge drink.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 No Comments »

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