or even scoffed at by drinkers whatever their consumption.
That is certainly going to be the case. We will have a natural first reaction to reject the advice that brings our drinking levels under question. My "indignation" at one pint a day being described as too much will be shared by those drinking four or eight, we will all claim "I can handle it".
So we do look to the health authorities to give us good trustworthy guidance. I think that they have oversimplified, twisted and misrepresented in order to give a social "push".
At least one person on the forum has reacted on this (even though I dont think they were fooled, they just thought about it a bit more).
I used to have a day off from my pint a lot more frequently than I have of late. This debate has made me aware of my slipping habit and the night off has been re-instigated (partially). So it could be working, that even false information has got us thinking about it again.
If I had a night off every week then I would be back within the guidelines but that is not a good enough reason for me to abstain on any particular
night that I fancy a pint.
Especially as I seriously doubt that any scientific trial could detect the difference between those drinking one pint on six days a week from those drinking one pint on seven days a week.
Or is that just me thinking what suits my existing behaviour?