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Government guidelines on drinking may not be best for health

Researchers behind a new report have calculated that a limit of just half a unit would help slash deaths from liver cirrhosis, cancer and diabetes.

A daily limit of half a unit could help cut deaths. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Current guidelines recommend three to found units per day for men, and between two and three units for women. A small 125 glass of wine contains 1.3 units.