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Dr Ruth Hussey: New guidelines to help alcohol 'rethink'

Drinkers are being advised by health officials to stagger their alcohol intake through the week.

Wales' chief medical officer Dr Ruth Hussey has joined her UK colleagues in updating 20-year-old guidelines.

One recommendation is not to "save up" 14 units of alcohol to drink on one or two days.

Also the often reported view that one or two glasses of red wine can protect against heart disease was "less significant" than previously thought.

Dr Hussey said updating 20-year-old guidelines will help people rethink their relationship with alcohol.

  • 08 Jan 2016
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