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Balance Update: 16 pints a week’ average for middle-aged men

Posted 12/05/16

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Alcohol has so much to answer for
But not all alcohol is created equal - and some are really worse than others where calories are concerned.  Drink Aware tells us that alcohol consists pretty much of 'empty calories' that have no nutritional value.   Click here to read more...

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Couple of alcoholic drinks a day could protect heart, say scientists
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16 pints a week’ average for middle-aged men
Approximately 3.5 million middle-aged men (men aged 45-64) are drinking more than 14 units per week (equivalent to six pints of 4% beer), with an average intake of 37 units per week (equivalent to 16 pints of 4% beer), according to a Drinkaware study.   Click here to read more...

Hospital is the first in country to screen pregnant women for birth defects brought on by drinking
A hospital has become the first in the country to screen mums-to-be for birth defects brought on by alcohol consumption.   Click here to read more...


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