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Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

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Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9854438/Moderate-drinkers-underestimate-alcohol-use-by-...
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A new official snapshot of the country’s drinking patterns found people are underestimating their consumption by up to 40 per cent.

So how big was the survey group
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For the research, 19 everyday drinkers were asked to keep a diary over a fortnight after giving an estimate of how much they thought they drank.
Those that took part were drinking, on average, the equivalent of an extra large glass of wine each day, or 40 per cent more than they thought.
Yes - a survey based on 19 people  Crazy
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. You can prove anything with a nice survey of a few people
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

I would have thought that the starting point for drinking statistics would be sales.
Not much booze gets thrown away before consumption...... Wink
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

I’d agree that basing a ‘snapshot of the country’ on 19 people is just plain daft, however, I believe the premise that people underestimate their alcohol intake is accurate. I did hear that doctors add 30% to patients estimates of how much they drink 
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

So how much is 30% of nothing?
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

That's still nothing of course  Wink, but yes, I shouild have said for those patients that do drink
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

It's often said that when people say they drink a glass of wine at home its at least double the recommended measure Wink
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The DoH doesn't like anyone.. they certaionly don't like me having chosen to impose multiple health problems on me which are easy to fix.
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

Lucky the sample of nineteen wasn't taken in the house of commons bar.
Otherwise we'd all be labelled as a bunch of drunks.
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Lucky the sample of nineteen wasn't taken in the house of commons bar.
Otherwise we'd all be labelled as a bunch of drunks.

Do as I say; not as I do!
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Here here hic hic! Cheesy
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Lucky the sample of nineteen wasn't taken in the house of commons bar.
Otherwise we'd all be labelled as a bunch of drunks.

Lol so very, very true!
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Re: Department of Health hates moderate drinkers

I live with a teetotal Nurse Practitioner. My alcohol consumption is limited by the height of the raised eyebrows.
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