In January, the UK issued a warning that any amount of drinking increases the risk of cancer and issued new guidelines to encourage drinkers to limit their consumption to the equivalent of about 6 to 7 pints of beer per week.
As part of the country’s conversation about the new warning and guidelines, “The Truth About Alcohol” provides an upbeat but scientifically-informed look at how alcohol impacts different parts of the body. The show also addresses common questions and myths about hangover cures, how food impacts alcohol consumption (and vice versa), and why some people get drunk more quickly than others.
The show’s host, an emergency-room doctor, wore a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring bracelet for a week to understand how his drinking stacked up against the UK’s new recommendations. The readings from the bracelet helped illustrate how difficult it can be for people to correctly track just how much alcohol they’ve actually consumed.
Watch “The Truth About Alcohol” below.