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Brits drink 4,000 calories in alcohol over Xmas

Young adults will consume nearly 4,000 extra calories from alcohol alone on nights out and Christmas parties over the festive season, new research suggests.

Boozy Brits are expected to consume almost 4,000 extra calories from alcohol over the Christmas period

According to figures released by Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon, the average British adult aged between 18 and 34-years-old, will consume approximately 3,700 calories from alcoholic drinks.

The extra calories equate to around 200 chocolate gold coins and would take approximately seven hours of jogging to burn off.

Moreover, the research detailed that more than a quarter (27%) of 18 to 24-year-olds and a third (33%) of 25 to 34-year-olds have skipped a meal on or before an evening out to accommodate alcohol in their daily calorie allowance.

“December is upon us again and, for most of us, this means a surge of parties and nights out,” commented Anthony Newman, director of marketing at Cancer Research UK.

“All the socialising during this time could result in us Brits consuming far more calories than we realise through alcohol alone as it’s sometimes difficult to know the exact calorie content of what we are drinking.”

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