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A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol, including why the government cut the recommended weekly limit for men by a third in January.

A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol.

In January, the government released its new alcohol guidelines. For men, the recommended weekly limit was cut by a third to 14 units per week, equivalent to about seven pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. So what is behind the change?

This is just one question of many that Javid aims to answer as he explores the science of drinking and the new evidence for the health risks of alcohol. Why do some people get drunk quicker than others? What is behind red wine's healthy reputation? Is a nightcap actually good for your sleep? Does lining your stomach work? And can alcohol actually make you eat more?

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Apr 2019 23:15


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    The Housemartins

    Happy Hour

  • 00:31


    Red Red Wine

  • 00:36

    The James Taylor Quartet

    Brooklyn Nights


Role Contributor
Presenter Javid Abdelmoneim
Participant Matthew Mitchell
Participant Gautam Mehta
Participant Antony Moss
Participant Celia Morgan
Participant Samantha Caton
Participant Wendy Hall
Participant Derk-Jan Dijk
Participant Richard Stephens
Participant Alex Arkell
Participant Jonathon Griffin
Participant Sally Davies
Executive Producer Sam Anthony
Producer David Briggs
Director David Briggs
Production Company Sundog Pictures


  • Thu 26 May 2016 21:00
  • Tue 31 May 2016 23:30
  • Tue 31 May 2016 23:55
  • Wed 1 Jun 2016 00:00
  • Tue 7 Jun 2016 03:10
  • Thu 18 Apr 2019 22:35
  • Thu 18 Apr 2019 23:15

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