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The Drop a Glass Size in 2013 campaign was launched on 7th January and will run until the end of March 2013. The campaign is predominantly aimed at women and this is because research tells us that around 38% of women exceed the sensible drinking guidelines in a typical week.
Drinking more than the daily recommended limits can add years to our faces and increase the risk of breast cancer and liver damage. You can see how regularly overindulging could be affecting your health and looks by downloading a new free ‘drinking Mirror’ App, which shows just how much that extra glass could be affecting your face. The app can be downloaded from www.drinksmarter.org.
Just how often do you have a drink and how does your wine glass measure up? When drinking at home it can be difficult to actually measure exactly what you are drinking. Check and see if you’re a neat cheat or a big sipper. Finding out exactly how much you’re drinking will make it easier to stick to the Sensible Drinking Guidelines. To make a positive change head online and take the Wine Guess Challenge at www.drinksmarter.org.
It is advisable that women drink no more than 2 to 3 units per week (that equates to just one large glass of wine!) and men no more than 3 to 4 units per week, everyone should try to have at least two alcohol free days in any given week.
If you would like more information on sensible drinking or tools to measure how much you are drinking then please contact the ADP via ork-hb.ADP@nhs.net