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Good news fellow lushes! Not only does science say that drinking wine is better than going to the gym AND can help clear your skin, but a former alcohol expert for the World Health Organisation claims that downing a whole bottle is actually nothing to worry about. This is bound to be excellent news as we enter the oh so festive holiday season.
Yes, you read that right, you can drink a whole bottle of wine and not feel like a total alcoholic anymore, because according to an article published by the Daily Mail, Dr.Kari Poikolainen says “drinking only becomes harmful when people consume more than around 13 units a day." Since a bottle of wine is only about 10 units, that leaves you pretty much in the clear to consume your favourite bottle of Pinot Noir, and then some, with no fucks given (apart from the possible hangover obvs.) Dr.P goes on to say that "heavy drinking is worse than abstaining," which seems fairly evident, but exceeding the recommended limit of 3-4 units could actually make you live longer than your straight edge counterparts.
This obviously had its fair share of detractors arguing the value of the study, with Julia Manning from think-tank 2020Health telling the Daily Mail that "it makes grand claims which we don’t see evidence for. Alcohol is a toxin, the risks outweigh the benefits.” Not like that's ever stopped you before, so take that as you will.