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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Yet, according to our Chief Medical Officer, the maximum an adult should drink every week before risking serious health problems is 14 alcoholic units. Which translates to one medium glass of wine or one large whisky every day.
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.
We take a look at some of thetransformation tips 5:2 your drink WRITE down all the booze you've had over the past week and include the alcoholic units and calories.
Light-to-moderate drinking is generally considered to be consumption of between 12 and 25 alcoholic units per week.
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.
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. On the ``must do'' side, she resolved, among other things, to stop smoking, eat more pulses, be more confident and make bet-ter use of her time.
IT'S NOT just alcoholic units that drinkers have to look out for, most alcohol has a high calorie content as well.
All bottles of booze are supposed to show how many alcoholic units they contain along with daily safe drinking limits and warnings for pregnant women.