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Old 10-17-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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I love making beer and I love drinking it, but it can have a negative effect on health. I was wondering how much everybody drinks on average and what you think is "moderation." Has anyone here had any adverse effects on health due to alcohol consumption? I keep it to two average-strength beers per day. I thinks it's okay to drink a couple every day, but if you have a whole bunch in one sitting, that's when the negative side effects set in.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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i rarely go a day without drinking at least 3 beers and at least 3 nights a week go all out, drinking cases. i wouldn't advise it, tho...i'm not the most healthy creature on the planet

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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4-6 per night...... put on a little weight, but been doing this for 10 yrs. I stay active and eat well, so I don't worry about it much.

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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0-6 per night, probably averaging about 1-2. Weekend consumption is clearly higher.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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I'm about with yuri. Maybe averaging 3 per weeknight. Last night i finished up with some Knob Creek while reading the Zombie Survival Guide. Gotta brush up before Halloween...but I digress.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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Just Friday and Saturday evenings for me. You can throw a Thursday in there now and then too. When I drink beer, I just about always have 3+ - usually +
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #7
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it varies. but usually not more than 3 or 4.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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Well, there are actual numbers you can assign to this, and they did that very thing in the UK. They assigned a "unit" as a standard measure of alcohol per drink, and have a recommended maximum and per-session amount of units. In the UK, 1 "unit" is one 330mL bottle with 2.9% of alcohol by volume. The maximum recommended is 28 units per week (for a man) and 21 units per week (for a woman), not to exceed 7 units in a sitting.

What does that translate to in US terms? Well, 1 unit in the US is defined as one 330mL bottle with 5.6% of alcohol by volume. By adjusting the numbers accordingly, this leaves about 16.5 drinks per week for a man, 12.4 drinks per week for a woman, not to exceed 4 drinks in a sitting.

That is, assuming a proper diet and hydration, no prior history of liver disease, no family history of liver disease, not taking acetaminophen or other drugs metabolized by the liver, etc.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:59 PM   #9
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I probably drink beer on average 3 or 4 nights a week. I normally have 2 or 3, but have been known to drink quite a bit more than that from time to time.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:00 PM   #10
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How's this: I am now 15lbs heavier than I was when I started brewing 1.5 years ago.

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