Just the one won't kill me... well, it might, as there is no safe level for drinking alcohol
Review of new UK alcohol guidelines coming soon.
When considering large studies of alcohol consumption related life expectancy keep in mind sick quitters bias – teetotallers included former alcoholics people already too sick to drink. This may skew some research to look like not drinking is less healthy than moderate consumption.
Calories in Alcohol
If you're weight watching, then also watch your alcohol intake. Gram for gram alcohol has almost the same amount of calories as fat, and almost twice as much as found in carbohydrates.
There is a lot of variability, but roughly speaking
A pint of beer = 180 kcal
A 175ml glass of wine = 120 kcal
A 25ml gin shot (ignoring the tonic) = 180 kcal
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Even small amounts of alcohol intake can increase your blood pressure
Independent - 31-Jul-2023
Systolic BP rose by 1.25 and 4.90 mm Hg for 12 and 48 grams of routine drinking, respectivelyRead more...
Study links alcohol consumption to over 60 diseases, many previously unassociated
Oxford Population Health - 08-Jun-2023
Daily drinking, binge drinking, and drinking outside of mealtimes significantly increased the riskRead more...
New study finds: drinking in moderation cannot lower risk of death
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 17-Apr-2023
It is best to avoid alcohol altogether or limit consumption to very occasional, light drinkingRead more...
Online shoppers go alcohol-free with increased availability of non-alcoholic drinks
Independent - 30-Mar-2023
High access to non-alcoholic alternatives may notably reduce alcohol purchasesRead more...
Mild to moderate consumption of alcohol can reduce the risk of dementia, study finds
CNN - 06-Feb-2023
The study was observational, no cause and effect can be determinedRead more...