It’s a harsh question a lot of us face at the beginning of the year: should we ditch alcohol for the entire month? Our guilt from drinking a little too much schnapps with Uncle Roger lingers into the new year. But does quitting alcohol pose any health benefits?
According to guidelines for alcohol consumption from the UK Chief Medical Officers, drinking any level of alcohol increases the risk of cancer.
They suggest that if you do choose to drink, consuming less than 14 UK units a week for both men and women keeps the risk of cancer low.