At what age is alcohol use unsafe?

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Published: August, 2016

Q. Is there an age when it's no longer safe to drink alcohol?

A. Not really, but as with other things, you need to be more careful with alcohol as you age. For most adults, of all ages, the best current evidence is that an average of no more than two drinks per day for a man, and no more than one drink per day for a woman, poses no health risks.

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