Safe Alcohol Levels UK government guidelines on how much alcohol it is safe to drink are unrealistic, largely ignored and should be changed to reflect modern drinking habits, a study has suggested.
Men are currently recommended to drink no more than three or four units a day, and women no more than two or three.
But the study found that the guidelines are largely ignored because most people do not drink every day.
Instead they drink heavily at the weekend - in order to get drunk.
Many people taking part in the research also found the idea of alcohol "units" confusing as they measured their intake in pints, bottles and glasses. more