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A bottle of wine a day is ok???

(33 Posts)
whitepearl17 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:11:18

Really? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/a-bottle-of-wine-a-day-is-not-bad-for-you-and-abstaining-is-worse-than-drinking-scientist-claims-9271010.html

Titsywoo Wed 04-Oct-17 21:16:03

Ridiculous. Of course drinking 9 units a day is bad for you. Alcohol is basically poison to the body after all. Even just the disruption to sleep would be terrible for the health. I used to drink 4 or 5 units a night and felt horrendous most of the time. I gave it up all together for a long time as I knew I had a problem.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:20:34

Ooh I like that article grin

Cat2014 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:24:11

Good article 😂

PickAChew Wed 04-Oct-17 21:28:44

Never mind the long term effects and permanent raging hangover, I'd have the permashits if I drank a whole bottle of wine every day - and I LIKE wine a lot!

What a bloody idiot.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:12

I guess it depends how it affects you. I’ve never had a hangover; it doesn’t make me sleep badly or sick. I get a bit thirsty, but that’s all.

That said; I don’t drink a bottle of wine a night, and I’d guess that I’m unusual for some reason - and I’m sure it’ll catch up with me at some point!

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Wed 04-Oct-17 21:38:09

Irresponsible reporting from the Independent in light of Department of Health guidelines of max 14 units per week, spread over 3 or more days, for men and women. In fact, lat year men's limits were reduced from 21 to 14 due to the cancer risk.

Flatbum Wed 04-Oct-17 21:43:10

I drink a couple of glasses every other night. Never drank a whole bottle in one night in my life so wouldnt know how it would make me feel. Some nights i only have one glass and hit the bed like a ton of bricks, other nights i can have 3 glasses and read for hours on end. Would i be classed as an alcoholic or something for this?? And that article... well what can i say. Utter woo.

Mumof41987 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:46:55

Love this article ! Bottoms up #chinchin

Graceflorrick Wed 04-Oct-17 21:48:33

I have been struggling to stop drinking, now I'm questioning whether I should even bother trying blush

Mumof41987 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:49:28

A bottle of wine is two large glasses of wine so 3 glasses is pretty close to a bottle ! Hate how people try to be all pretentious on these type of threads !

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Wed 04-Oct-17 22:01:01

A 250ml glass of 12.5% wine is 3 units, flatbum. Bear in mind that most people pour larger measures at home and that 12.5% is quite weak for a wine now, so it is likely you are regularly exceeding your weekly recommended allowance.

Drinking outside of these limits increases the risk of long term health problems; cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more. The more you drink outside the limits, the higher your risk. There's also the mental health risks of moderate/heavy drinking; dependence, depression and anxiety. 'Alcoholic' is a more complicated diagnosis than just how much someone drinks, but it sounds like you are drinking more than the guidelines and it might be worth looking at reduction strategies, taking a couple of days off between drinks etc, to lower your risk in the long term.

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Wed 04-Oct-17 22:03:24

mumof4 - pretentious? You're right, 3 large glasses is a bottle. 3x 250ml = 750ml (9 units, more for a stronger ABV).

Lobsterquadrille2 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:08:41

Strange advice (the article) although I remember a conversation I had with my AA sponsor where we said that if we could have stuck to "just" a bottle a day, we wouldn't have necessarily gone down the AA route. Skewed perspectives, obviously.

confused123456 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:10:01

I can easily drink a bottle a night. It's only 3 large glasses. Say I start at 7pm, and go to bed at 12, that's 5 hours. I can drink that and more in that time.
No feeling tipsy, no hangover at all. I'm perfectly fine. Gotta love my high tolerance.

SharkSkinThing Wed 04-Oct-17 22:11:05

😁😁😁 at PickAChew and the permashits.

CalmanOnSpeeddial Wed 04-Oct-17 22:18:46

That really is the most appalling hearsay article “this scientist told the Daily Mail about his views on alcohol. What happened next will amaze you!”

However it is true that the 14 units a week thing is a bit iffy because all the research is based on what people tell researchers they drink....

PollyPerky Wed 04-Oct-17 22:39:54

Confused I can easily drink a bottle a night. It's only 3 large glasses. Say I start at 7pm, and go to bed at 12, that's 5 hours. I can drink that and more in that time.
No feeling tipsy, no hangover at all. I'm perfectly fine. Gotta love my high tolerance.

Are you joking? You do realise don't you that this is one of the first signs of a dependency developing? (increased tolerance.)

Maybe do this assessment?

www.drinkaware.co.uk/selfassessment

SleightOfMind Wed 04-Oct-17 22:43:44

I can easily drink a bottle of wine in a night.
Doing it every night is insane though.

NC4now Wed 04-Oct-17 22:44:53

Every night? I do quite like a bottle of wine on a weekend, but I'd be massive if I had one every night.
There's around 650 calories in a bottle of wine.

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 04-Oct-17 22:46:48

How could abstaining from drinking be actually worse for your health than not drinking??

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 04-Oct-17 22:47:05

Than drinking, I mean...

Nazdarovye Wed 04-Oct-17 22:47:30

Really? If wine /alcohol is so healthy why don't we give it to children then?
Think!

Titsywoo Wed 04-Oct-17 22:51:21

These things are stupid. It's just a little study that means very little but the media jumps on it because let's face it, people love any excuse as to why they should keep drinking too much and not worry about it.

PickAChew Wed 04-Oct-17 23:00:09

In the interests of research, have just polished off my 3rd 140ml glass of a rather lovely NZ pinot noir. I feel quite squiffy and have to be up in 7 hours! I'd honestly be ill after a bottle. I shall save the rest for tomorrow night.

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