unit of alcohol

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unit of alcohol

A measure of alcohol equal to 8 g of pure ethanol, which is roughly a half-pint of beer, a glass of table wine, sherry or port, or one measure (shot) of spirits.

Calculation of Units of Alcohol
Volume of beverage 
X  % alcohol in beverage 
X  0.79 (specific gravity of alcohol)
               = grams of alcohol
divided by 8
              = Unit of alcohol
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Your best bet to stay safe is to stick to the government drinking guidelines of not more than two to three alcoholic units for a woman daily and three to four for a man.
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a bottle or can), keeping track of how much you are drinking, both in terms of calories and alcoholic units is much easier than with self-pouring drinks such as wine or spirits.
Like its plan to scrap alcoholic units in favour of displaying the centilitres of pure alcohol, the document has not been properly thought through.
The application also helps people work out how many alcoholic units there are in a drink and get personalised feedback on their habits.
Now the puritanical zealots are telling us how many alcoholic units to drink.
The Government aims for all drinks labels to carry details of alcoholic units, recommended safe levels and warning messages by the end of 2008.
A safe limit for men is three alcoholic units a day and two for women.
All we have to do to round off the fun is appoint our designated driver, head for the nearest smoke-free bar and make sure we drink within the recommended number of alcoholic units.
Many of the women were shocked when told they should drink no more than 14 alcoholic units a week.
the famous diary which made Bridget Jones one of our favourite fictional and film characters as she took stock of her life at New Year, famously using her brand new diary to record such resolutions as not to drink more t han 14 alcoholic units.
IT'S NOT just alcoholic units that drinkers have to look out for, most alcohol has a high calorie content as well.