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Size of drink, alcohol content critical to impact on health

Posted by Nancy B.

If you are counting calories, it is important to know how much alcohol you are getting in a drink. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines an alcoholic drink as 12 ounces of "regular" beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits -- all of which contain 0.6 ounces of alcohol. However, drinkers should be aware that specialty beers are being developed with higher potency and oversize goblets designed to enhance a wine's aroma means more alcohol. In The Capital Times in Wisconsin, Michael Muckian offers this spirited report on trends that are changing the alcohol content served in a glass.
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Haha to the larger person comment. Of course that means you can drink more! Aren't you lucky!!! As for the rest - good to know. I have to admit, I never thought about measuring ounces. I was just like, it's a glass of red wine. Thanks for ruining everything.
Therefore, I can consume more alcohol than the average joe.....Right?
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