Men should stick to just one alcoholic drink a day, say new guidelines

In the United States, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee - which previously encouraged men to have a maximum of two drinks a day - has now reduced this recommendation to one. While these guidelines are intended for Americans, they are in line with current UK recommendations which encourage people to consume no more than 14 units of alcohol a week. The fresh advice from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets up every five years, is significantly different from what has been recommended in the decades since the 1980s. Just 17% of the young adults polled correctly identified alcohol exposure in utero as having more long-term harm to a baby than other substances, such as heroin, crack cocaine and smoking.