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The LCCH Podcast - #37

The Therapycast from LCCH International
Released on Jan 4, 2016

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

The New Scientist study:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129502.600-our-liver-vacation-is-a-dry-january-really-worth-it/?full=true#.UtbqqLSKY45

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