Women in UK are worst binge drinkers in world

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  1. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1919105.ece

    If 4 or more drinks in one session at least once a fortnight makes a woman a heavy drinker...then I know alot of extremely heavy drinkers:eek:

    Anyways, what this report is basically saying is what we all know - the UK has a big problem with alcohol. We need to develop a much more 'european' relaxed style in our attitudes to alcohol. Saying that...there has been many occasion where i've got completely wasted.....
     
  2. skadistic

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    Could this explain "dogging"?
     
  3. Abaddon

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    4 drinks, once a fortnight.. EVERY student must fall into that category?

    Also, drinks lubricate lust.. which is always fun :groucho:
     
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    No.
    Thats a sexual thing...doens't really have anything to do with alcohol.
     
  5. ComradeDavo

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    Exactly!
    Though it means woman...as men's livers can take alcohol better. So I guess it means 5-6 drinks for males?
     
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    But a night out, ill always do that.. an im often out more than once a week..

    Sat night was quite massive compared to their definition:

    Shots: Archers, Absolute x 2,Absinthe x 2
    Pints :Kronenburgh x 3 and a Diesel
    Unknown quantity of "dirty" shots while playing Arrogance...
     
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    4 or more drinks a night is binging?

    Man, that I'm even asking that puts into context how big a problem we got over here...4 drinks will just start to relax you after a hard days slog :D
     
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    Nah, you have to drive to remote places first...can't do that drunk the police mind about that.
     
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    I'm just pleased we top a global table of something
     
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    4 drinks = binge?
    HAHAHAHA!

    Well, I think UK & Ireland took 1st place only, because the survey didn't include Finland I suppose.
     
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    I guess this reflects the pathetic drinking culture in the UK.

    There is nothing more sad and ridiculous than seeing a woman fall around intoxicated.

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    Bare in mind thats 4 single drinks. So two pints of Guinness or Stella counts as binge drinking for ladies, three for men. By that definition almost everyone who goes out is binge drinking, and a lot of the people who dont go out too.

    Daft definition if you ask me.
     
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    Same here ...


    Hm. Their numbers would indicate that less than one in thirty young German women drink 4+ drinks in a session fortnightly. Having been an exchange student in Germany, I find that surprisingly low ...
     
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    i think the issue with this is the way people consider drinks in different countries. in the UK people go out to get drunk, in places like Germany where alcohol is a part of everyday life, they go out to have a drink and some fun.

    I don't like the fact that it says that 'UK women' are the worst in the world, but only states England and Ireland. Not that I'm saying women from Scotland and Wales are saints though.......
     
  15. PrinceOfLeigh

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    That's because they couldn't find any Women in Wales sober enough to count the number of drinks they've had. Presumably the researchers didn't speak to any women in Scotland as doing so would result in a bottle to the head from her 'fella'.
     
  16. Lotus49

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    So what happens when you breed UK women with Russian men? Use liquor for baby formula? :mischief:
     
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    what I noticed in brits (but that's just my subjective observation) is that they seem to drink much faster than their continental counterparts (you know, if you drink these 4 drinks within 15 minutes you're gonna fell it a lot more...). I don't know, it might have to do with the fact that pubs used to close so early, so you had to hurry...
     
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    Thank God. Otherwise I'd never get laid.
     
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    That's been the general consensus for some time. They've now allowed extended drinking hours but IIRC relatively few clubs have applied for the licence. I thought extended drinking hours would help eventually but it needs time to work.

    We can't cut and run now that British drinkers need us most :smug:
     
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    heh yeah that makes sense
     

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