Letters Alcohol confusion

What is a unit?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39395.435984.80 (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1008
  1. Rachel Seabrook, research manager
  1. Institute of Alcohol Studies, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5AR
  1. rseabrook{at}ias.org.uk

    A recent BMJ editorial1 discussed the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) report on cancer2 and commented on the report's recommendation that men should drink no more than two units of alcohol a day and women no more than one unit a day. These recommendations are much lower than current …

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