In a report on new alcohol guidelines, the Canadian Center on Substance Use and Addiction recommends putting warning labels on bottles and cans. So that consumers can learn about serious health risks including cancer. It is also said to limit the amount of drinks to two a week.
This update is based on the 2011 Canadian policy. At the time two drinks a day was considered low risk. It was also thought that women could safely have 10 drinks a week and men 15. Two drinks a week is currently considered low risk.
The CCSA says the damage is moderate for those who have three to six drinks a week. But the more drinks you take after that, the higher the risk.
According to the report, having more than two drinks per session puts you at risk of harm to yourself and others. Injury and violence are among them.
These guidelines have been prepared based on the opinion of a panel consisting of 23 experts. The panel reviewed nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed studies over two years. Apart from this, online opinions were also taken from 4 thousand 845 people.
Recent statistics show that about 7,000 people die each year in Canada from alcohol-related cancer. Most of them are affected by breast and colon cancer. After that the most affected are rectal, mouth, throat, liver cancer. Lung and various types of heart disease are also linked to alcohol consumption.