The Danish Health Board launched new alcohol guidelines this week, the first update since 2010.
The motto is “10-4”. This means adults are advised to consume no more than 150ml of alcohol a week, ten Danish units, with no more than 60ml on any one day, four units. The risk is the same for men and women up to this level, it says, but rises faster for women above it.
The guidance also recommends that young people do not drink any alcohol until they are 18. It is currently possible to buy alcohol from supermarkets at 16, something which may now be set for change.