(TruthAndLiberty.com) – George Koob, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) director revealed to the Daily Mail on Thursday that it is likely that the U.S. is going to introduce a limit of two beers per week. Canada has introduced similar guidelines for its citizens.
Currently, it is recommended that men should have a limit of two drinks per day and women one drink. However, these guidelines are going to be reassessed in 2025. Canada on the other hand only recommends two drinks per person per week.
Koob revealed that he has been looking at the Canadian “big experiment” and that if there were health benefits then it is likely that there will need to be a re-evaluation of the situation. Koob added that there were “no benefits” to physical health that came from consuming alcoholic drinks and that as such he was fairly certain there would not be an increase in the American alcohol consumption recommendations.
He noted that as such if there was to be any change in the guidelines for alcohol consumption it would be towards the same direction that Canada has taken. He further suggested that the majority of benefits associated with alcohol are actually related more to the food the person is consuming rather than to their drinks. As he pointed out it is more about following a Mediterranean diet and having the socio-economic status that allows a person to consume a lot of fresh food. Having this in mind it appears that most of the health benefits attributed to alcohol disappear.
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