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Drinking a glass of wine is the same as three shots of vodka – NHS chief reveals

A head of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has warned of the increasing dangers of alcohol as he revealed that a glass of wine is as harmful as gulping three shots of vodka.

The head of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie said in his weekly staff briefing that deaths from alcohol-related illnesses have risen by 500 percent since the 1970s and is now the third biggest killer of working age people in Britain.

He said: “Liver disease is largely preventable with the three big risk factors being alcohol – for example, a large glass of wine is like three shots of vodka, so it is very easy for people to pour a glass and have no idea how much they are drinking”.



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