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[Alcohol Action Ireland] World Health Organisation Q&A – How can I drink alcohol safely? (08 Mar 2016)

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Dr Lars Møller, Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs at WHO/Europe, dispels some misconceptions about the so-called safe level of drinking in a question and answer (Q&A) session.

How can I drink alcohol safely?
This might not be the answer people want to hear, but there is no safe level for drinking alcohol. Of course there is lower-risk drinking, but WHO does not set particular limits, because the evidence shows that the ideal situation for health is to not drink at all. Alcohol is closely related to around 60 different diagnoses and for almost all there is a close dose–response relationship, so the more you drink, the higher your risk of disease. Less is better..........

Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:8 March 2016
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
G Health and disease > Public health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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