An article published in the Telegraph today highlights the risk of drinking white wine, which contains more sugar and sulphites than red, rose, beer and many spirits.
The Trust's Chief Executive, Andrew Langford, explains that there has been a 400 per cent increase in liver disease over the last 30 years, and places some blame on the calorific quality of white wine. “Consuming too many calories has an unhealthy effect on the liver, causing fatty deposits and liver disease. Working women who go out for a couple of drinks with colleagues and then have a couple more because they believe it helps them sleep - a complete fallacy - are particularly at risk."
“We campaign for clearer labelling on alcohol products. Bottles of white wine should say not only how many alcohol units, but also how many calories are in there.”
Read the full article here.