Q: I’m 65 years old and struggle with my alcohol intake. It has now gotten to the stage where I sometimes drink a bottle of wine per night. My weight has increased and I’m really not happy. But, when 5pm comes and I start the dinner, out comes the wine. Any suggestions?
The recommendations for a healthy person is no more than two standard drinks a night and no more than four standard drinks in a 24-hour period at any time. These suggestions are made to lower your risk of alcohol-related diseases.
Some helpful tips for reducing your alcohol intake include:
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