Panel proposes a new guideline for men: just one drink per day

I am not a drinking guy. If I eat out once or twice a week, I might have a glass of beer with dinner, but that is it. I just don’t get anything out of alcohol. I also realize that I am in the minority. For the rest of the world ….

For several decades, government guidelines have recommended that men should limit their alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day. Now a panel of health experts is proposing a new guideline that would cut that limit in half.

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The recommendation for women—one drink per day—would remain the same.

The new proposal comes from a panel that advises the federal government on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are released every five years by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The new guidelines will be released later this year.

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