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Sip Too Much?

Saying 'no' to a glass of wine after a stressful day isn't always easy for everyone. In 'Sip Too Much?' Merel Westrik studies alcohol use among women. "I'm an unconscious drinker."

Alcohol increases the risk of various forms of cancer, such as breast cancer. The Health Council therefore advises that we drink a maximum of one glass of alcohol per day – and we prefer to avoid everything. Only 45 percent of women adhere to this. Because when there is something to celebrate, champagne makes it really festive. And when you're sitting on the couch in sackcloth and ashes, a glass of wine offers comfort. Aren't we reaching for the bottle too often?
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