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Drink Size We Pour Ourselves Often Larger Than We Realize, ARG’s Bill Kerr Says

ARG’s Bill Kerr comments on the size of alcoholic drinks we pour for ourselves in a Foxnews.com article about the relationship between alcohol and weight gain among women.

The women in the Archives study were served no more than two four-ounce glasses of wine or two 1.5-ounce shots of liquor a day. In real life, you’re likely to be handed far more than that by a bartender or waitress—20 to 45 percent more, according to a 2009 study in the journal Alcohol. And we’re not much better when left to our own devices.

“Eyeballing the right amount is very difficult,” William C. Kerr, a senior scientist at the Alcohol Research Group in Emeryville, Calif., said. “Most of us don’t even know how much we should be shooting for, so overpouring is typical.”

Originally published by Foxnews.com


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