For many of us, Friday evening means unwinding after a hard week's work with a glass of wine or a nice cold beer. Yet updated guidelines from the U.K.'s Department of Health warn drinkers that consuming any amount of alcohol increases the risk to your health -- including the chance of you getting cancer.
Under the new Department of Health guidelines, the first update in 20 years, male drinkers have seen their weekly alcohol allowance cut to 14 units – the equivalent of six pints of "average strength" beer – a week, the same as women. The previous advice for men was to drink 21 units a week.
If the new guidelines are followed, then the risk of developing an illness such as liver disease or cancer would be low, the health experts behind the new limits say.