Any consumption of alcohol can carry risks after all it is a toxic poison!
However there are recommended sensible limits to alcohol use with least risk to our health.
It is advisable to ensure that at least two days of the week are alcohol free and that on the other five days we consume no more than three units for a woman or four units for a man.
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So why the difference for men and women?
Men's bodies have more water and as alcohol does not travel well in water it means it takes slightly longer to affect men than it does women.
A women’s liver does not process alcohol as quickly as a man's, hence the difference in sensible limits.
If we drink at sensible levels then risks to our health are minimised.
Remember any alcohol during pregnancy is not recommended.
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Remember that the sensible drinking and driving limit is no alcohol when driving.
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