In the first show of 2016, Peter Mabbutt explores giving up alcohol for Dry January, and Dr Alan Soh talks about his career in hypnosurgery.
Referred to in the show:
Alcohol is measured in units, and currently the UK Department of Health guidelines indicate that the safe weekly levels of consumption are:
• 2-3 units a day for women • 3-4 units a day for men
Dependent on the percentage of alcohol contained within each drink: 1 pint of beer / lager = 2-3 units 1 125ml glass of wine = 1-2 units 1/6th gill glass of spirit = 1 unit 1 pint of cider = 2-3 units 1 glass of sherry / port = 1 unit
The Dry January website is: http://www.dryjanuary.org.uk/
The UCL study:
Mehta G, Macdonald S, Maurice JB, Al-Khatib SH, Piao S, Rosselli M,Nair D, Jalan R, Sumpter C, Khera-Butler T, Cronberg A and Moore K (2015) 113 Short Term Abstinence from Alcohol Improves Insulin Resistance and Fatty Liver Phenotype in Moderate Drinkers Hepatology 62(S1): 265A-268A
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