Alcohol consumption is measured in units, and though we may know exactly how many units our favourite tipple contains, many of us still don’t know how many we are meant to drink (or not drink) or even really understand what a unit really is.
What is a unit?
- One unit is equal to 8g or about 10ml of pure alcohol
- All alcoholic drinks sold in the UK must state on the label how much alcohol they contain and most now also display the amount of units.
- If unit information isn’t given you can work this out yourself by multiplying the volume (in ml) that you...