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Moderate Amounts Alcohol Good for Men's Health

Recommended Intake of Alcohol per Day


Updated April 28, 2014

Men and healthy moderate drinking
It is possible to drink alcohol and be healthy. In fact there is a lot of evidence that drinking small amounts of alcohol is good for you. Research suggests men (and women) who consume one or two alcoholic drinks per day have a lower death rate from coronary heart disease than abstainers.

The recommended safe intake for men is around 3 units of alcohol a day. That is 21 units per week.

One unit of alcohol is the equivalent to;

  • a regular strength glass or small bottle of beer/lager or

  • a glass of wine or

  • a small measure of spirit
  • A single can of strong beer is around 4 units of alcohol.

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