“How having just the one drink can make you look more gorgeous, according to science” said The Independent but NHS Choices respond by saying the research is not based on real life situations but students looking at photos.
Bad news for those looking for an easy way to appear more attractive. Even if the study was correct the message was that a small amount of alcohol might be attractive but a lot certainly isn’t.
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The official NHS guidelines on alcohol consumption are:
- men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day
- women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day
- to avoid alcohol for 48 hours after a heavy drinking session
Three units is the equivalent of a large glass of wine (alcohol content 12%) or a pint of higher strength beer, lager or cider.
Regularly drinking above these limits can lead to problems. Alcohol misuse can trigger a range of health issues, such as weight gain, impotence (in men), jaundice, and various types of cancers.