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Two drink-free days a week needed
People should have at least two days a week completely clear of alcohol, a group of MPs says.BBC News: Two drink-free days a week needed, MPs' report says
It is one of the recommendations in a report by the Commons science and technology committee, which is calling for a review of all government guidelines on alcohol in the UK.
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A report by a group of MPs has expressed concern that government guidelines on how much alcohol people should drink "appeared to endorse daily drinking".BBC News: Alcohol units guide
Here we show what the government recommends and what the units actually mean.
Source: BBC News Health
Background: MPs urge Government to review its drinking guidelines
Read the report of the Government's Select Committee on alcohol published in Janaury 2012.Parliament: Select Committee report on alcohol
Radio presenter Adam Green goes teetotal
BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Adam Green liked to drink with his friends and wife.BBC Shropshire: Radio presenter Adam Green goes teetotal for TV project
He described himself as an "average drinker". Three pints with friends down the pub here, a bottle of wine with his wife there. All with little thought to the impact the alcohol was having on his body.
That was until he volunteered to become teetotal for the month of December.
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- Adam Green
- Mark Horton