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'Be unit aware' drinkers urged

Published on 02/09/2009
People who want to keep on top of how much alcohol they drink should try and be unit aware.

That is the opinion of Chris Sorek, the chief executive of Drinkaware, who has suggested that people need to learn the unit contents of beverages.

"Most people aren't aware of units and can wrongly think that one drink equals one unit when in reality one or two drinks can be enough to push people over the recommended daily guidelines," he said.

Mr Sorek added that people who regularly go over the recommended daily amount of alcohol could find themselves at risk of health issues such as "weight gain and low mood as well as increasing the risk of liver disease and cancer".

According to statistics published earlier this year by the NHS Information Centre, 13 per cent of men and seven per cent of women reported that they drank every day for a week prior to be being questioned in 2007 .

One pint of Stella Artois equates to 2.95 units, close to the recommended maximum daily amount a woman should consume.
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