Study: People unaware of caloric content of alcohol

April 17, 2009 British researchers say many people are unaware of the calorie content of alcohol

In a poll of some 2,000 adults four out of 10 people did not know a glass of wine has the same calories, 120, as a piece of cake.

The average British wine drinker consumes 2,000 calories a month in alcohol. Over a year that's about the same as eating an extra 38 roast beef dinners.

If you down a pint or 16 ounces of beer five days a week for a year. Your packing away the same calories as someone eating 221 donuts.

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