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Government Safe Drinking Guidance is Bollocks

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You all know it's Bollocks.

But it turns out it's deliberately made up bollocks, rather than just misguided.

https://health.spectator.co.uk/the-new-drinking-guidelines-are-based-on-massaged-evidence/

When the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, lowered the drinking guidelines for men last year, she cited a report from the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG) as supporting evidence. 

A year before the guidelines were changed, a draft of the SARG report was sent to Public Health England that was very different to the final publication.....

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I'd suspected that there wasn't any evidence for the new limits. They've also set them so low that no regular drinker is going to pay them any attention since anything more than one pint of bitter after work each weekday is going to put you over. 

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6 hours ago, This Time said:

I'd suspected that there wasn't any evidence for the new limits. They've also set them so low that no regular drinker is going to pay them any attention since anything more than one pint of bitter after work each weekday is going to put you over. 

Yep; there is zero psychology at work here.

They should set low, medium, and high levels and note the health problems that may result form each.  That way somebody drinking at high levels may then make the effort to get down to a moderate level with the benefit that brings.

Just saying drink less than 6 1/2 pints of normal strength a beer a week and no more than that means people snort and ignore it; it doesn't work.

 

Edited by Frank Hovis

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This rose my eyebrows.

Macmillan hired an online cancr nurse, to dispell cancer myyhs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41780776

The sugar one is not entirely false. There is a kink between carbohydrate intake and sugar. Its connected to insulin levels , do connected to obesity/diet.

Which is a shame as the chosen nurse is obese and is running a high risk of developing cancer -  being a woman and obese is a huge  risk factor.

Why not pitch the fact that 75% of cancers are lifestyle  - smoking, being overwieght, sunbathing, diet.

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14 minutes ago, spygirl said:

This rose my eyebrows.

Macmillan hired an online cancr nurse, to dispell cancer myyhs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41780776

The sugar one is not entirely false. There is a kink between carbohydrate intake and sugar. Its connected to insulin levels , do connected to obesity/diet.

Which is a shame as the chosen nurse is obese and is running a high risk of developing cancer -  being a woman and obese is a huge  risk factor.

Why not pitch the fact that 75% of cancers are lifestyle  - smoking, being overwieght, sunbathing, diet.

Plus a ketogenic diet can increase the efficacy of chemo and radiation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4215472/

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