CDC Releases New Dietary Guidelines for Alcohol

“The 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available from CDC and notes that there are some adults who should not drink alcohol at all, such as: If they are pregnant or might be pregnant. If they are under the legal age for drinking. If they have certain medical conditions or are taking certain medications that can interact with alcohol.  If they are recovering from an alcohol use disorder or if they are unable to control the amount they drink.”

The guidelines also indicate that “adults of legal drinking age can choose not to drink, or to drink in moderation by limiting intake to 2 drinks or less in a day for men or 1 drink or less in a day for women, on days when alcohol is consumed."