Quoting Unique Mama:" I haven't heard of it being measured in units How much is a unit typically?"
Its a measurement we use over here to determinate the strength and alcohol content of alcohol. 10 mililitres of pure alcohol is one unit, typically a small glass of wine is about 2 units, so 20 millilitres of pure alcohol within that glass.
Here's what our recommendations are:
- Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week, no more than four units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
- Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
For pregnant women they used to recommend a maximum of 1-2 units once or twice a week, but studies have been released this week showing the effect of even moderate drinking, which is 1-6 units a week, can have an affect on a child's IQ. Like I said the study is completely new and it is unsure whether it will change guidelines over here, so we'll just have to see!
here's a couple of the news stories if you want an interesting read