A new study by Canadian and German scientists says the world is not on track to meet targets set in 190 countries, including Canada, to reduce alcohol consumption and its resulting ill-effects.

The study, in Tuesday’s issue of The Lancet, comes eight months after the the largest and most detailed research ever carried out on the ill-effects of alcohol.

That report, also in The Lancet, was uncompromising about alcohol’s dangers, warning that even the occasional drink is harmful and governments should seriously consider advising people to abstain completely. (Read more …)