Why The UK Wants You To Cut Back On The Booze (All Of It)
The U.K. changed its recommendation on how much alcohol you should consume after findings from a new cancer study were published.By Ethan Weston | January 8, 2016
You might want to cut back on drinking — at least that's what medical officials in the U.K are saying. The country's chief medical officer just issued new guidelines for alcohol consumption.
Those guidelines suggest consuming no more than a drink a day. The new recommendations are based on research that says any amount of alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk.
According to Cancer Research U.K., it doesn't matter if you drink a lot at once or just a little over time; no amount of alcohol is completely "safe." In fact, 4 percent of cancer cases are related to alcohol use each year in the U.K.