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Revision of the 2009 alcohol guidelines

Date posted: 5 December 2016

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is currently revising the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol 2009. The guidelines aim to provide health professionals, policy makers and the Australian community with high quality advice, based on the best available scientific evidence, on the health effects of drinking alcohol.

There has been a public call for evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption and potential participants in this reasearch would be encouraged to provide citations of relevant published studies on the health risks and/ or benefits of alcohol consumption, in the general population and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This process provides transparency and rigour to the evidence evaluation and decision making involved in guideline development. It also requires a number of quality assurance measures including:

For those who are interested in participating in this research process, the following dates will be of relevance:

For more information, please see the links below.

Source: NHMRC


Last updated: 9 December 2016
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