With the festive season looming, you might be tempted to indulge in a little more alcohol than usual. The NHS recommends that both men and women should not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. See our handy guide below for what a unit actually is – your intake may be more than you think.
Impact on health
Alcohol can cause major health problems that include diseases of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, mouth, throat, larynx and colon, to name but a few, as well as contributing to high blood pressure and depression. The relationship between alcohol and disease is mostly related to the amount of alcohol consumed; i.e. the more you drink, the greater the risk.