Aug-Sept 2017

Healthy Peterborough

Alcohol

  • Support & Useful Links - Alcohol

    Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one.

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  • 5 benefits of drinking less

    There are lots of reasons why drinking less alcohol is good for you, but here are 5.

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  • What do 14 units of alcohol look like?

    Guidelines recommend that you should not regularly exceed 14 units. But how much is in a glass or wine, spirits and pint of beer? 

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  • The risks of drinking too much alcohol

    Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. There is now a better understanding of the link between drinking and some illnesses, including a range of cancers.

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  • Track how much you are drinking

    Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Download a free drinks tracker app - makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

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  • Binge drinking

    Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk. Binge drinking increases the risk of accidents, alcohol poisoning and heart disease.

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  • Tips on cutting down on alcohol

    If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine.

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  • Do you know the amount of calories in alcohol?

    Most people would baulk at consuming a full glass of single cream, but wouldn’t think twice about the calorie content of a couple of pints. But the calorie content is similar and, over time, excess alcohol intake can easily contribute to gaining weight.

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  • Cut down on booze - cut your cancer risk

    Every year, alcohol causes around 12,800 cases of cancer in the UK (around 4% of all cancer cases). Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, upper throat, voice box, food pipe, breast, liver and bowel.

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust