BEER SHOCK: Men’s safe drink limit slashed to just THREE HALVES a day

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Men's drinking guidelines are to be cut in January 2016

Men should be drinking no more than one and a half pints of beer a day, it has been reported today.

The news comes as thousands of revellers prepare to ring in the New Year with alcohol-fuelled celebrations.

Daily recommended alcohol levels will be cut so men are permitted to drink the same “safe level” given to women, reports The Sun.

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Men are currently advised to stick to three to four units a day – two pints of beer

Men are currently advised to stick to three to four units a day – around two pints of four per cent beer.

The new move will see this drop to between two to three units under new guidelines from a Government-ordered review led by the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies.

A source told the paper: “It will effectively cut men’s recommended [weekly] units from 21 to 14.”

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The guidelines come from a government-ordered review

Women’s guidelines will remain the same.

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs, said: “This grim news is not based on the evidence.

“It looks like we’re moving in a direction where in 10 to 15 years the advice will be there is no safe level and we should not drink a drop.”

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The news comes as millions prepare for a boozy NYE

The proposals will be published in the New Year.

Current guidelines also suggest that people should have TWO alcohol-free days each week.

BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day
BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day
BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day
BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day
BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day

BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day

BEER SHOCK: Men’s Safe Drink Limit Slashed To Just THREE HALVES A Day