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How many units?

Hi All,

I oftern get asked how much alcohol a person is allowed? Well the reccomendations have recently changed in the light of the binge drinking epedemic.

We as fitness and health professionals used to work based on weekly reccomendations, thse were 21 units a week for a male and 14 units a week for a female.  These were all well and good but as always people used to try and cheat the system.  If a male had not drunk any alcphl for 2 weeks could they realy go out and drink 40 units on Saturday night and be happy that they were under the 42 unit limit for 2 weeks?

Well as daft as this sounds when written on my blog it is what people use to think (well convince themself of), so the rules were changed.

Current reccomendations are 2-3 units daily for a male and 1-2 units daily for a female.  Now thee reccomendtions are all well and good in terms of avoiding binge drinking, but would we really what to drink alcohol every single day… I would say not.

I think that on the whole we should just go for everything in moderation and under control.


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