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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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 is?
The figures, released after a Freedom of Information request, show that 91 women said they drank at least one unit of alcohol every day, despite local midwives recommending that expectant mums drink no alcohol at all.
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.
There was unanimous agreement from the 70 organisations that a 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol sold should be the priority.
A unit of alcohol is roughly equivalent to half a pint of ordinary strength beer, or nearly one small glass of wine.
The political rivals will put aside their differences to convince Brussels that proposals for a minimum price per unit of alcohol are legal.
THE Scottish Government has announced it wants to set a minimum price of 50p 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.