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28 May 2013

‘Mind the gap’: Observations in the absence of guidelines for alcohol abstinence among expectant women

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

This policy brief examines the alcohol consumption policies of the National
Department of Health’s approach to alcohol use in South Africa. In particular, it focuses on the food-based dietary guideline (FBDG) on alcohol promulgated by the Department of Health in 2001: ‘If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly.’ This guideline was re-evaluated in 2011 and the revised FBDG recommended that there should be no alcohol guidelines at all.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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