One of the behaviours people engage in to cope and to feel better is alcohol consumption. Consumption degrees take into account two questions: 1) typical number of drinks per week? and 2) on the days a person drinks alcohol, how many drinks are consumed? Levels vary from:
On an average night 3 or less units of alcohol in a day for men2, and 2 or less for women2 indicate low-risk. The lowest risk for all causes of mortality due to alcohol is under 12 units a week for men1 and under 10 for women2. However, low-risk does not mean no-risk.
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