A study conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Alcoholism highlights that consuming over two standard drinks a week is associated with increased risks. A standard drink is approximately just above 13 grams of pure alcohol. This includes a glass of wine or bottle of beer.
The study found that three to six standard drinks put drinkers at moderate risk of seven types of cancer and other risks like cardiovascular disease and liver disease. These risks are higher for women. The study advises that people should not exceed more than 2 drinks on any day.
Source: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Alcoholism, 2023