Overconsumption of alcohol is hard on your health. It increases your risk for serious injury and for a variety of chronic illnesses later in life, including:
- Breast cancer.
- Liver cancer.
- Colon/rectal cancer.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Liver cirrhosis.
Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, you can reduce your long-term health risks, by limiting the amount of alcohol you drink.
Women should not exceed 10 drinks a week, with no more than 2 drinks a day (3 on a special occasion).
Men should not exceed 15 drinks a week, with no more than 3 drinks a day (4 on a special occasion).
Schedule non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.
Plan to drink in a safe environment and never drink and drive.
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