New study shows men severely underestimate the harm caused by heavy drinking - ABC News Sydney

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Period4 Mar 2019

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  • TitleNew study shows men severely underestimate the harm caused by heavy drinking
    Media name/outletABC News Sydney
    CountryAustralia
    Date4/03/19
    DescriptionPre-recorded interview with Emma Saleeba, manager of alcohol and tobacco, VicHealth. Carvalho reports a new study shows
    men severely underestimate the harm caused by heavy drinking. Saleeba remarks they found that there were many men who
    believe risk begins at 10 or more drinks, a few who believe 30 drinks is alright and fewer who believe there is no amount of
    drinks that is risky. She says they sought help from Monash University, which interviewed men in social groups in Victoria. She
    adds many men believe drinking is part of culture, though they are not comfortable with it. Saleeba explains some 67% of
    alcohol-related ambulance callouts in Melbourne are for men. She states taking five or more drinks increases the risk of injury.
    PersonsSteven Roberts