Did you know?
- There is the same amount of alcohol in one regular beer (340 ml/12 oz, 5% alcohol), one glass of wine (140 ml/5 oz, 12% alcohol), one glass of fortified wine (85 ml/3 oz, 20% alcohol) and one shot of spirits (45 ml/1.5 oz, 40% alcohol).
- If two people drink the same amount of alcohol, the heavier person will have a lower BAC. But being overweight does not protect you from getting drunk. Fat tissue contains less water than muscle tissue, so the more body fat you have, the less water there is to dilute the alcohol.
- If a man and a woman of the same weight drink the same amount of alcohol, the man will usually have a lower BAC than the woman, because men have less body fat, proportionately speaking, and a higher body water content than women.
- If your stomach is empty, the alcohol in a standard drink will be absorbed in 20-30 minutes and you’ll feel the effects very quickly.