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UKHF welcomes CMOs' guidelines on alcohol
Date08 January 2016
Year 2016
Summary
Today the UK Chief Medical Officers published new guidelines for the consumption of alcohol. The UK Health Forum welcomes these evidenced-based, low risk guidelines and their emphasis on both short- and long-term risk from any amount of drinking. The guidelines reflect the evidence that alcohol is associated with cancer risk, even at low levels of consumption, and that there are no health grounds on which to recommend drinking. 
 
UK Health Forum CEO Paul Lincoln commented, “We welcome both the evidence review and the revised guidelines. The accumulating evidence of the link between alcohol and cancer is an important message from the review, and people need to be aware of the health risks. The guidelines will be important for both improving public awareness of these risks, which is currently poor, and to guide alcohol harm reduction policies more broadly.” 
 
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