New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!
New government guidelines have been published on how much alcohol we should be drinking.
The Federal Commission on Alcohol Issues says men should not have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day and women 1.
The new guidelines are a glass lower than the previous recommendations set in 2015.
The commission also recommends having at least 2 completely free alcohol days a week.
The limits apply to everyone over the legal drinking age of 16.
The experts also say we should avoid binge drinking – that’s defined at having more than five glasses for men and 4 for women a day.