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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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A meta-analysis of seven studies involving nearly 860,000 patients and approximately 12,500 individuals with AF demonstrated an eight per cent increase in incident AF for each additional daily standard drink.
"Even among adults, there is always a lot of pressure to drink at these events," Huspen noted while suggesting that employees have the option of using standard drink glasses for non-alcoholic drinks and offering sparkling non-alcoholic drinks in champagne flutes.
A standard drink is a measure of alcohol consumption representing a beverage which contains a fixed amount of pure alcohol.
The participants were categorized as nondrinkers, light drinkers (less than one standard drink a day), and moderate drinkers (about one to two standard drinks per day).
The modelling study reports that raising the tax by just 15 cents per standard drink would reduce sales of alcohol by 4.3 per cent in the first year and lead to a reduction in alcohol-related injuries and deaths from road transport crashes.
"Average consumption" refers to a standard drink, defined in the study as 10 grams of pure alcohol, consumed by a person daily, about the equivalent of:
The researchers suggested potential health risks after considering 10 grams of alcohol as a standard drink. They didn't distinguish between different types of drinks or the amount of alcohol they carry.
For example, a standard drink of beer is one 12-ounce can (355 milliliters).
The average state-based alcohol tax, according to the report, is just 3 cents per standard drink of beer or wine and 5 cents per standard drink of distilled spirits.
To facilitate research and clinical care and to help individuals make informed choices about how much alcohol they are consuming, public health agencies in the United States have established a definition of a standard drink, as well as definitions of various alcohol consumption patterns.
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. Caption: Even moderate alcohol intake may raise cancer risk.

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