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WHO are the booziest – men or women?

WOMEN are putting their lives at risk by misunderstanding how much alcohol they can safely drink, according to a new report.

Nearly a third of people think it is reasonable for a woman to drink two glasses of wine five nights a week, according to research from across the region, including Sunderland.

However, this amount is above the recommended allowance and women could be doubling their risk of getting cancer or liver cirrhosis, says the study, carried out by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Colin Shevills, director of Balance, said: “Our findings suggest that a significant number of women could be putting their health at increasing risk because they misunderstand or are unaware of the damage that a few drinks on a regular basis can do. We already know that more than half of the region’s women are unaware of the daily recommended limits.”

So ladies, do you drink too much – or are the blokes just as bad?