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Moderate Amounts Alcohol Good for Men's Health

Recommended Intake of Alcohol per Day

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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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