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A notional volume containing a specified amount of alcohol. One unit of alcohol is about 8 grams of pure ethanol, equal to a half pint of beer, a (small) glass of wine, half a glass of sherry or port, or one measure (shot glass) of spirits

standard drink

Substance abuse A 'unit' of alcohol consumption equal to 44 ml–a 'shot'–of 40% alcohol by volume, aka 'hard' liquor–gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, or 150 ml of 12% alcohol by volume–eg, wine, or 360 ml of 5% alcohol by volume–eg, beer. See Alcoholic type I, Alcoholic type II, Alcoholism.

standard drink

In alcohol-related research either one 12 oz serving of beer, 5 oz of wine, or 1.5 oz of distilled spirits.
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Last year, more than 100,000 people used the online drinks calculator to monitor their intake and over 35,000 health promotion resources, including Drinkaware's standard drink measure cup, which helps people accurately measure what they drink at home.
A standard drink equates to one 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.
This public site aims to make the process easier, provides standard nutritional labeling information, including calories, fat, sodium and carbohydrates, aligns with the company's collaboration with others to enable consumers to make informed choices about drinking as well as provides alcohol content per standard drink.
Some mixed drinks also contain enough alcohol to be more than one standard drink.
One standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer or ale, 1.
The World Health Organization defines a standard drink as one containing 10 grams of alcohol, but many countries vary from that amount.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued in January, now states that adults who choose to drink should do so in moderation; reaffirms the definition of a standard drink for beer, wine and distilled spirits; and adopts the new terminology "drink equivalents.
Low alcohol consumption was defined as 1-2 standard drinks (10 g alcohol per standard drink in Australia) per occasion and fewer than 7 drinks per week.
It might also mean that educational messages could reinforce people's efforts to monitor how intoxicated they feel by sharing stories of how others know they've had enough, rather than simply exhorting them to count their standard drink consumption.
A standard drink is a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.
One estimate placed the average alcohol content consumed with typical drinks as 32 percent above the alcohol content of a standard drink (Greenfield et al.
5) According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, drinking in moderation is defined as no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men where a standard drink contains 12 grams of alcohol.

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