Alcohol lobby campaigns against Australia’s ‘harsh’ drinking guidelines

16 de outubro de 20191min

The alcohol industry is pushing for new Australian guidelines for alcohol consumption to take into account the “positive health benefits” of drinking, and consider raising the consumption level officially considered low-risk.

In a submission to a review of the guidelines by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Alcohol Beverages Australia claims the health benefits of drinking alcohol include “a reduction in the risk of development of heart disease, reduced risk of stroke and reduced risk of diabetes”.

Read the full article: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/alcohol-lobby-campaigns-against-australia-s-harsh-drinking-guidelines-20191010-p52zii.html


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