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Getting tight on units of alcohol

The unit of alcohol has become the standard measure in which public health information on alcohol consumption is expressed. One unit of alcohol equals 10mL (1cL) by volume (8g by weight) of pure alcohol. Current public health advice on sensible drinking is that men should drink no more that 21 units of alcohol per week (and no more than 4 units in any one day), and women no more than 14 units per week (or …

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