Most alcohol research tends to deal in the standard drink — whatever contains 0.6 ounces or 1.2 tablespoons of pure alcohol, be it 1.5 ounces of 80 proof liquor, 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer or assorted spirits of other strengths.

But just as the portions in many a fast-food restaurant are “super-sized,” a new study finds that the same thing holds true in bars and restaurants, at least in northern California.

They say that like it’s a bad thing!

…”the typical wine, beer or mixed spirits drink in bars is larger than a standard drink, often by 50 percent or more.”

Bar drinks often stronger than standard :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Nation

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