It is very important to drink alcohol in moderation. We all know that drinking too much alcohol is not good for us and drinking above the recommended guidelines on a regular basis can be incredibly damaging. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can increase your cholesterol levels, raise your blood pressure and make it harder for you to maintain a healthy weight which can then increase your risk of developing dementia.
Alcohol recommendations guidance:
- You are safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units per week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level.
- If you do drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread this evenly over three days or more. If you have one or two heavy drinking sessions, you increase your risks of death from long term illnesses and from accidents and injuries