Professor Jurgen Rehm, an adviser to the World Health Organisation, suggested people should drink no more than one unit of alcohol
Richer people often than poorer "Our bodies process about one unit of alcohol
an hour - and less in some people.
One unit of alcohol
is equivalent to a 1.5 ounce (oz) shot of liquor, a 5 oz glass of wine, or a 12 oz bottle or can of standard (5 percent alcohol) beer.
Victoria Martin, a chief inspector working at the Police Federation of England and Wales said: "We've seen a steep decline in men drink-driving over the years, with targeted advertising campaigns, which is great, but women don't seem to be getting the same message." What is a unit of alcohol
? Drinkaware say one unit is 10ml of alcohol.
A unit of alcohol
is usually 10 ml and usual servings would provide 1 to 3 units.
We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol
It takes an hour for the body to get rid of one unit of alcohol
but it is advisable to add an extra hour.
In another measure, voted in by 19 to 18 votes, the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol
could see cheap booze disappear from the shelves.
The Government had considered a minimum price for a unit of alcohol
in a bid to curb alcohol related crime and health problems.
A report by University of Stirling sets out policies aimed at curbing "the nation's drink problem", including a recommendation that a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol
is introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The political rivals will put aside their differences to convince Brussels that proposals for a minimum price per unit of alcohol
Plaid MP for Caernarfon Hywel Williams said a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol
would save over 3,000 lives a year.