Plans to change alcohol guidelines ‘seriously flawed’

The science adviser to the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus) has testified against plans to change the definition of ‘moderate drinking’, calling the proposal “seriously flawed”. Dr Sam Zakhari, science adviser to Discus and a former division director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, testified during a virtual hearing yesterday (Tuesday 11 August). The Dietary Guidelines have been in place in the US for 30 years and are updated every…

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