It’s easy to let drinking sneak up on you and you may be drinking more alcohol than you realise.
Alcohol causes more than 60 medical conditions, including breast cancer, cancers of the mouth, throat stomach and liver, heart disease, stroke, pancreatitis, and depression.
Reduce your risks by knowing how much you are drinking and drinking within the recommended ‘lower risk’ guidelines.
Men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.
Spread your drinking over three days or more if you drink as much as 14 units a week.
If you’re pregnant, the safest option is not to drink at all.
Wine, beer, cider and spirits are made from natural starch and sugar, which is why alcohol is so calorific. Alcohol contains seven calories per gram, which is almost as much as pure fat. Regularly drinking more than is recommended can have a big impact on your waistline.
Cutting down drinking reduces the risks to your health, and also gives you more energy, makes you feel better in the mornings, and helps you lose weight, as well as reducing your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke.