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Monthly Archives: October 2016

When one more may be one too many.

Gavin LeSueur - October 25, 2016

There a many health guides, forms, plans and charts to play with on the internet.  I regularly do a search of the health websites to try and find useful tools to help patients achieve well-being and educate themselves about health issues.  My most recent search was to find out how to explain what a ‘unit’ of alcohol was and how to calculate the recommendations for maximum consumption.

As a general rule any site recommends has to have good scientific evidence and be predominately a medical site rather one advertising a product or service.

If you drink alcohol then please visit Alcohol calculator  and have a play.

It is an very visual and useful tool to seriously check your lifestyle risk regarding alcohol.

If you are to busy to do the check then consider the recommendations

For men

* No more than 28 standard drinks of alcohol over a week
* An average of no more than 4 standard drinks a day
* No more than 6 standard drinks in any one day
* One or 2 alcohol-free days per week

For women

* No more than 14 standard drinks over a week
* An average of no more than 2 standard drinks a day
* No more than 4 standard drinks in any one day
* One or 2 alcohol-free days per week

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