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What 14 units of alcohol looks like

Published 08/01/2016

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Here are some examples of the recommended weekly intake of 14 units of alcohol:

:: 14 single measures of spirits (ABV 37.5%)

:: Seven pints of average-strength (4%) lager

:: Nine and one-third 125ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine

:: Seven 175ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine

:: Four and two-thirds 250ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine

For low-alcohol wines (11% ABV), 14 units equals:

:: Just over one and a half bottles

:: Five 250ml glasses

:: Around seven 175ml glasses

:: 10 125ml glasses

For high-alcohol wines (14% ABV), 14 units equals:

:: One and a third bottles

:: Four 250ml glasses

:: Around six 175ml glasses

:: Just under eight 125ml glasses

For low-alcohol lagers (3.8% ABV), 14 units equals:

:: Just over eight 440ml cans

:: Just over six pints

:: Five and a half 660ml bottles

For high-alcohol lagers (5.2% ABV), 14 units equals:

:: Six 440ml cans

:: Around four and a half pints

:: Just over four 660ml bottles

Here is what one unit of alcohol (10ml) equals:

:: A single measure of spirits (ABV 37.5%)

:: Half a pint of average-strength (4%) lager

:: Two-thirds of a 125ml glass of average-strength (12%) wine

:: Half a 175ml glass of average-strength (12%) wine

:: A third of a 250ml glass of average-strength (12%) wine

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