Friday, December 14, 2007

Millions risking their health with excess booze

By Nick Britten, Rebecca Smith and Lucy Cockcroft Last Updated: 3:15am GMT 14/12/2007

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.

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