There is no such thing as “safe” alcohol intake
So much so that it is necessary to know that what has been mentioned as “safe consumption” of alcohol on the basis of “moderation” and “responsibility” no longer exists.
Today, when we talk about the use of alcoholic beverages, we refer to two types of consumption: high-risk or low-risk. There is, therefore, no safe consumption. More or less; alcoholic beverages always imply taking a risk.
Not only is this the case, but as announced a few weeks ago by our spain Ministry of Health. Based on the work of the health professionals of the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine has decided to reduce by half the level of alcohol consumption considered as “low risk”. It has gone from 40 g/day to 20 g/day in men, and from 24 g/day to 10 g/day in women.
Given this scenario, the average consumer should bear in mind that the image of any health professional who recommends the classic glass of wine at meals is as out of place as the habit of moving around in a stagecoach.