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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

Alcohol News

Downsizing wine glasses reduces consumption by 7.6%, study finds

BBC - 19-Jan-2024

Portion control solution to curb your overall alcohol intake


Even small amounts of alcohol consumption raises death risk in China

Oxford Population Health - 21-Nov-2023

Safe level of alcohol is none, as moderate drinking also increases risk of death from disease & cancer


Alcohol linked to changes in DNA that could lead to earlier ageing

Live Forever Club - 02-Nov-2023

Effects of alcohol on DNA ageing are not limited to specific demographics


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, respectively

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Alcohol Resources

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Edi - Endorphin Dealer Institute

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Endorphin spirits trigger feelings of pleasure, without the downsides of alcohol

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Scientific journal covering research concerning alcohol abuse and its treatment.

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Alcohol Blog Posts

New UK Alcohol Guidelines - Are you feeling lucky?

New UK Alcohol Guidelines - Are you feeling lucky?

Just the one won't kill me... well, it might, as there is no safe level for drinking alcohol

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