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A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol, including why the government cut the recommended weekly limit for men by a third in January.


David Briggs


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Episode complete credited cast:
Javid Abdelmoneim ... Himself - Presenter (as Dr Javid Abdelmoneim)
Matthew Mitchell Matthew Mitchell ... Himself - U.K. Country Manager, Alcohol Monitoring Systems
Gautam Mehta Gautam Mehta ... Himself - Liver Specialist, Royal Free Hospital (as Dr Gautam Mehta)
Antony Moss Antony Moss ... Himself - M.D., London South Bank University (as Dr Antony Moss)
Paul Huff Paul Huff ... Himself - Sports Scientist (as Dr Paul Huff)
Celia Morgan Celia Morgan ... Herself - Professor of Psychopharmacology, University of Exeter (as Prof Celia Morgan)
Sam Caton Sam Caton ... Herself - Experimental Psychologist, University of Sheffield (as Dr Sam Caton)
Wendy Hall Wendy Hall ... Herself - Researcher, King's College London (as Dr Wendy Hall)
Derk-Jan Dijk Derk-Jan Dijk ... Himself - Sleep Expert, Surrey Sleep Research Centre (as Prof Derk-Jan Dijk)
Richard Stephens Richard Stephens ... Himself - Hangover Expert, Keele University (as Dr Richard Stephens)
Jon Griffin Jon Griffin ... Himself - Chemist, Kent Scientific Services
Sally Davies Sally Davies ... Herself - Chief Medical Officer for England (as Prof Dame Sally Davies)


Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim, an emergency room physician at St. Mary's Hospital in London, admits he likes an occasional alcoholic drink, despite seeing his fair share of alcohol related health issues in his work. With the federal government's new guidelines of no more than fourteen units of alcohol a week as being low risk for both men and women, he goes on a quest to find out what effect consuming alcohol truly does have on humans. He himself gets measured to see if his alcohol consumption in a typical week in his life is within that guideline, and what effect the drinking over his lifetime has had thus far on the health of his liver, the organ most negatively affected by alcohol. He goes to a local pub to conduct an experiment on the short term effect of alcohol on the mind, such as on cognitive ability. Without the subjects touching a drop of alcohol, he then tries to answer the question of why certain people get drunk faster than others. Beyond the calories contained in alcohol, he ... Written by Huggo

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26 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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The Truth About Alcohol See more »

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Featured in The Passionate Eye: The Truth About Alcohol (2017) See more »

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17 September 2018 | by stpdncrSee all my reviews

He didn't talk at all about the how addictive alcohol is or what the body goes through when it's having alcohol withdrawal, I wish he did some research on that.

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