How much alcohol in a ‘standard drink’? Austria serves almost doubled UK measures

US researchers have found wild disparities in the amount of alcohol may be in a single beverage depending on where in the world youre served it

How much should we drink a week? US researchers have found that no one seems to agree. Only half of the 75 countries they surveyed had drinking guidelines and those that did were inconsistent. The World Health Organisation defines a standard drink as one with 10g of pure alcohol, approximately equivalent to a half pint or small wine. However, British authorities say it is 8g, and a drinking is not a drink in Austria unless it has 20 g. The newly introduced upper drinking restriction for men in the UK is 14 standard British drinks a week. But tell that to Poland and Vietnam where humen can happily put back 35 beverages in British measures.

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Variations in safe-drinking levels around the world.

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