Extract from the Telegraph:
"Almost 13 million adults are risking their health by drinking too much because of a failure to appreciate both the increasing strength of alcoholic drinks and the trend for larger measures, Government statisticians have revealed.
Wine drinkers, and women in particular, may be at risk as the strength of the average bottle has increased from nine per cent in 1978 to 12.5 per cent today. Wine glasses have also increased in size.
In recognition of the increasing strength of drinks and larger measures, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced its first revision in almost 30 years of the method for assessing safe levels of alcohol consumption.
Until now, one unit of alcohol was a half-pint of beer, a single measure of spirits or a small (125ml) glass of wine.
A large glass of wine will now be counted as three units, a medium glass as two and a small glass as one and a half units.
Men are advised to drink no more than 21 units per week and women only 14."
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