Safe alcohol limits not agreed by all, study shows

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Little agreement exists between countries on what is considered safe or sensible alcohol consumption, a comparison of drinking guidelines by British researchers has found.

Psychologists from the University of Sussex looked at government advice on drinking in 57 countries. Dr Richard de Visser and Nina Furtwangler found a “remarkable lack of agreement” about what constitutes harmful or excessive alcohol consumption on a daily and weekly basis, and when driving.

There was also no consensus on whether it was safe for women to drink as much as men, their study in Drug and
Alcohol Review found.