According to the World Cancer Research Fund, alcohol makes up nearly 10% of total calorie intake among drinkers.
20 percent of men and 6 percent of women drink more than 300 calories worth daily, roughly the amount in two 12-ounce cans of beer or two-and-a-half glasses of wine. To put that in perspective the average person would need to run 3 miles to work off just those 2 beers!
If a person drinks just 1 alcoholic drink per day everyday for a year then he or she would add 10lbs of fat to their body. According to a study done by the CDC 33% of men and 18% of women in America do just that.
Alcohol has been linked with breast, bowel, mouth and liver cancer.
If you don’t want to abstain entirely, there are ways that can help you cut down, including opting for smaller glass sizes, diluting alcohol with soda water, alternating between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and not drinking a few nights a week.