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31 Jul 2008

is it unhealthy for one to drink 2-3 glasses of wine (red/white) everyday. maybe sometimes i would drink 3 bottles of cider a day
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01 Jan 0001

Dear MM
A standard drink is equal to 13.7 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol or
•300 ml of beer.
•230 ml of malt liquor.
•145 ml of wine.
•43.5 ml or a “shot” of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, etc).
Recommendations to Patients for Low-Risk Drinking:
•Men: no more than two drinks per day
•Women: no more than one drink per day
•Over 65: no more than one drink per day
More than this and you risk alcoholism and liver damage
Dr Bets
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